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 for lambent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lambent \Lam"bent\, a. [L. lambens, -enlis, p. pr. of lambere to
     lick; akin to lap. See Lap to drink by licking.]
     1. Playing on the surface; touching lightly; gliding over. "A
        lambent flame." --Dryden. "A lambent style."
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Twinkling or gleaming; fickering. "The lambent purity of
        the stars." --W. Irving.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights";
             "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent
             moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: aglow(p),
             lambent, lucent, luminous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "lambent":
     aflicker, barely touching, beaming, bickering, blinking, brilliant,
     dancing, effulgent, flashing, flickering, flickery, flicky,
     fluttering, fluttery, incandescent, lucent, luminous, lustrous,
     playing, playing lightly over, quivering, quivery, radiant,
     refulgent, stroboscopic, wavering, wavery

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