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1

lucent

(adj.) primarily refers to shininess
1. shining, luminous
2. permitting light to pass through; translucent

2

lucid

(adj.)
1. clearly expressed; easy to understand
2. logical; rational; sane
-LUCIDITY (N.)

3

elucidate

(v.) to make clear or plain; to clarify
-ELUCIDATION, ELUCIDATOR (N.)
- ELUCIDATIVE (ADJ.)

4

pellucid

(adj.)
1. very clear, thus allowing a maximum of light to pass through; transparent; translucent
2. very clear in meaning or style
- PELLUCIDITY, PELLUCIDNESS (N.)

5

luminary

(n.)
1. an object, such as the sun or moon, that gives light
2. a person who is outstanding in a particular field

6

luminescence

(n.) light emitted by means other than burning, such as chemical, or biochemical action or radiation.
- LUMINESCENCE (V.)
- LUMINESCENT (ADJ.)

7

muster

(v.)
1. to assemble people, especially troops, for a specific purpose.
2. to gather; to summon (often used with 'up')
-to pass muster= to measure up to a certain standard
mustered in = enlisted and vice versa

8

remonstrate

(v.) to speak in protest or dissapproval
- REMONSTRATION, REMONSTRATOR (N.)
- REMONSTRATIVE (ADJ.)

9

umbrage

(n.) extreme offense; resentment (usually with 'take')

10

adumbrate

(v.)
1. to give a sketchy outline
2. to foreshadow indistinctly
-ADUMBRATION (N.)

11

denigrate

(v.)
to speak derogatively of someone's character or reputation; to defame; to disparage
-DENIGRATION, DENIGRATOR (N.)
- DENIGRATIVE (ADJ.)

12

necromancy

(n.)
1. the art of predicting events by allegedly communicating with the dead
2. black magic; witchcraft; sorcery
- NECROMANCER (N.)
- NECROMANTIC, NECROMANTICAL (ADJ.)

13

pall

(n.)
1. a cover for a coffin or tomb
2. a coffin, especially one with a body in it.
3. anything that covers, darkens, obscures, or makes gloomy
(v.)
to become dull, tiresome, or lifeless

14

palliate

(v.)
1. to make a situation, especially an offense, seem less serious; to make excuses for something or someone
2. to make less severe; to alleviate
- PALLIATION (N.)
- PALLIATIVE (ADJ.)

15

pallid

(adj.)
1. deficient in color; having an abnormally pale complexion
2. lacking color, vitality, or interest; dull
-PALLIDNESS (N.)

16

apocalypse

(n.)
1. a prophetic disclosure or revelation, especially concerning a universal cataclysm
2. any widespread destruction
3. (capitalized!) the last book of the Bible, also known as revelation, which contains prophecies about the ultimate destruction of the world.
- APOCALYPTIC, APOCALYPTICAL (ADJ.)
- APOCALYPTICISM, APOCALYPTIST (N.)

17

apocryphal

(adj.) false; counterfeit; doubtful, especially in authorship or authenticity
-apocrypha (n.)
- with capital A, refers specifically to 14 ancient texts whose inclusion in the Bible is a subject of disagreement

18

apoplexy

(n.) a stroke; a sudden loss of muscular control, sensation, or consciousness usually resulting from rupture or blockage of a blood vessel [often used hyperbolically to describe a state of extreme rage that produces exaggerated responses]
- APOPLECTIC (ADJ.)

19

apostate

(n.) a person who forsakes his or her own principles, religion, or allegiances
- APOSTASY (N.)
- APOSTATE (ADJ.)
-APOSTATIZE (V.)

20

castigate

(v.) to punish; to criticize severely; to chastise
- CASTIGATION, CASTIGATOR (N.)
CASTIGATORY (ADJ.)

21

chasten

(v.) to seek to improve through punishment; to discipline
- CHASTENED (ADJ.)
- CHASTENER (N.)

22

occlusion

something that blocks; an obstruction
- OCCLUDE (V.)
- OCCLUDENT, OCCLUSIVE (ADJ.)

23

recluse

(n.) someone who lives alone and avoids company; a hermit
- RECLUSION (N.)
- RECLUSIVE (ADJ.)

24

clavier

(n.) a keyboard instrument, like a piano or harpsichord, with strings

25

conclave

(n.) a private, exclusive, or secret meeting
- CONCLAVIST (N.)

26

enclave

(n.)
1. a country entirely or mostly enclosed within the territory of another country
2. a district or group isolated or enclosed within a larger one
-ENCLAVE (v.)

27

diadem

(n.) a crown or a headband that is worn as a sign of authority

28

diatribe

(n.) an abusive criticism or attack

29

diametrical

(adj.)
1. pertaining to a diameter
2. exactly or completely opposite
- DIAMETRIC (ADJ.)

30

diaspora

(n.)
1. any group migration or flight from a country
2. (capitalized) the dispersion of the Jews from their homeland in the Middle East