iridesce


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Verb1.iridesce - be iridescent; "The corals iridesced under the surface of the clear water"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
opalesce - exhibit a play of colors like that of an opal; "This nitrate opalesces under certain conditions"
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And then he would proceed to trace the history of boredom in eleventh-century Baghdad, that super-refined, elegant, delicately neurotic environment, until the works we read took on color and shading and nuance, like those dusty rocks which suddenly iridesce under ultraviolet light.
Guts, papillae, and other small features are sometimes strongly pigmented, and the comb rows iridesce in directional illumination, but the bulk of the body is often extraordinarily transparent.