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incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
heedless - not noticing; disregarding
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
tycoon - wealthy and powerful businessperson; wealthy leader; magnate; Ex. business tycoon
deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
vex - annoy; distress
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal