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opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
effectual - able to produce a desired effect; valid
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
trite - hackneyed; commonplace
brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream