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  • noctilucent: to shine or glow by night
    • ORIGIN late 19th century: from Latin nox, noct- 'night' + lucere 'to shine'
  • enculturation: the process by which an individual learns the traditional content of a culture and assimilates its practices and values
    • first known use: 1948
  • lunation: the period of time from one new moon to the next (about 29½ days); a lunar month.
  • conglomeration: a number of different things, parts or items that are grouped together; collection
    • From Latin conglomeratus, past participle of conglomerare, from con- ‘together’ + glomus, glomer- ‘ball.’
  • consortium: an association, typically of several business companies
    • ORIGIN early 19th century: from Latin consors ‘sharing, partner’
  • lackadaisical: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy
  • ad libitum: at one's pleasure (at liberty)
  • pejorative: a word/phrase that has negative connotations or that is intended to belittle (Merriam-Webster)
  • introjection: the unconscious adoption of the ideas or attitudes of others
  • ephemeral: lasting for a very short time
  • quixotic: exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical
  • luculent: clear in thought or expression
  • atavistic: relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral
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