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lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
obese - excessively fat; N. obesity
viand - food; CF. live
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
conducive - helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent