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incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
chaplain - clergyman attached to a chapel
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
concerted - mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
conglomerate - corporation made up of several different companies in diversified fields; mass of various material gathered together; rock consisting of small stones held together by clay; V.
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader