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iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence

The meaning of the word opalescent is iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence.

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occludeshut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
perennialsomething long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
vigilanteone who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
spectrumcolored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
schemesystematic plan; plot; clever dishonest plan; orderly arrangement of elements; Ex. health insurance scheme; Ex. a scheme to escape taxes; Ex. a color scheme; Ex. a story with no scheme; V: contrive a scheme
constituencyvoters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
barragebarrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
ornateexcessively or elaborately decorated