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General words for light and brightness

light

noun

brightness from the sun or from a light, which allows you to see things

flash

noun

a bright light that appears for a very short time

gleam

noun

a bright light reflected from something

sparkle

noun

small points of bright light reflected by an object or a surface

twinkle

noun

a small bright light that becomes bright then weak in a way that is not steady or continuous

dazzle

noun

the extreme brightness of a light that makes you unable to see for a short period of time

glare

noun

an unpleasant bright light that makes you feel uncomfortable

glitter

noun

a lot of small flashes of light

radiance

noun

bright light that shines from something

flicker

noun

a light that goes quickly on and off, or that becomes brighter and then less bright

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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decrepit

old and no longer in good condition

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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