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asinine - stupid; Ex. asinine remarks
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
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
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food