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festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
resplendent - brilliant; splendid in appearance; dazzling; glorious
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
panacea - cure-all; remedy for all diseases
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent