Radiance of Tomorrow

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radiance
1. light or heat as emitted or reflected by something
2. great happiness, apparent in someone's expression or bearing
3. A glowing quality, especially indicative of good health
reluctant
unwilling, hesitant, disinclined
rekindle
Revive (something that has been lost)
conjure
1. Call an image to mind
2. (of a word, sound, smell) cause someone to feel or think of something
sporadic
Occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated
infuse
1. fill; pervade
2. instill (a quality) in someone or something
lament
1. A passionate expression of grief or sorrow
2. an expression of regret or disappointment; a complaint
hasten
1. Be quick to do something
2. Move hurriedly
vibrant
1. full of energy and enthusiasm
2. bright and striking
scour
1. Subject (a place, text etc) to a thorough search in order to locate something
2. Move rapidly in a particular direction, especially in search or pursuit of someone or something
refugee
A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster
sumptuous
Splendid and expensive looking
Luxurious
vigorous
1. full of energy
2. forceful
calabash
1. An evergreen tropical American tree that bears fruit in the form of large woody gourds.
2. A water container made from the dried shell of the calabash or similar gourd
coalesce
1. come together
2. combine in a mass or whole
stagnant
1. showing no activity; dull and sluggish
2. (of a body of water or the atmosphere of a confined space) having no current or flow
diverge
1. separate from one another
2. develop in a different direction
3. deviate from a set course or standard
squalor
A state of being extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect
tarpaulin
Heavy-duty waterproof cloth, originally of tarred canvas
ventured
1. a risky or daring journey or undertaking
2. Dare to do something or go somewhere that may be dangerous or unpleasant
unrestrained
Not restricted
menial
Not requiring much skill and lacking prestige
defect
Abandon one's country or cause in favor of an opposing one
aura
the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generate by a person, thing, or place
hue
Color or shade
unimpeded
not obstructed or hindered
verandas
A roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor
summon
1. Authoritatively or urgently call on (someone) to be present
2. Urgently demand
3. Call people to attend
reminisce
Indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events
subside
become less intense; reduced or eased
inquisitive
1. curious
2. prying
callous
Showing or having an insenitive ad cruel disregard for others
increment
1. An increase or addition, especially of a series on a fixed scale
2. A small change
precedent
An earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances
doldrums
A state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression
transpire
Occur; happen
paramount
Most important; supreme
dissent
Hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed
dilapidate
Cause (something) to fall into disrepair or ruin
din
A loud, unpleasant, and prolonged noise
fracas
A noisy disturbance or quarrel
recount
Tell someone about something; give an account of an event or experience
cunning
Having or showing skill in achieving one's ends by deceit or evasion; ingenious
mercenaries
A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army
dispatch
Send off to a destination or for a purpose
distraught
deeply upset and agitated
commodity
A useful or valuable thing such as water or time
A raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold
regale
Entertain or amuse someone with talk
ledger
A book or other collection of financial accounts of a particular type
futile
pointless; incapable of producing any useful result
ramifications
a consequence of an action or event, especially when complex or unwelcome
reiterate
Say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity
terse
sparing in the use of words
avert
turn away (one's eyes or thoughts)
prevent or ward off
precocious
(of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual
remedy
to set right (an undesirable situation)
rutile
A black or reddish-brown consisting of titanium dioxide, typically occurring as needlelike crystals
impunity
Exemption from punishment; freedom from the injurious consequences of an action
embalm
Preserve (someone or something) in an unaltered state
fortitude
courage in pain or adversity
incompetent
Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully; not qualified; incapable
harbored
Keep (a thought or feeling, typically a negative one) in one's mind, especially secretly
emanate
(Of something abstract but perceptible) issue or spread out from (a source); originate from; be produced by
boisterous
Noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy
melee
a confused fight, skirmish or scuffle; a confused mass of people
extricate
free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty
vilify
Speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner; defame or badmouth
capricious
Given to a sudden and unaccountabe changes of mood or behavior; whimsical
vex
Make someone feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried especially with trivial matters
enigma
A person or thing that is mysterious, puzzling, or difficult to understand; a puzzle