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opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
intransigence - refusal of any compromise; stubbornness; ADJ. intransigent: uncompromising
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
arsenal - storage place for military equipment