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lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power