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1‘the lights of the city twinkled below me’
glitter, sparkle, shine, glimmer, shimmer, glint, gleam, scintillate, glisten, flicker, flash, wink, blink
rare coruscate, fulgurate, effulge
2‘his sandalled feet twinkled over the ground’
run lightly, dart, dance, skip, flit, glide
1‘the distant twinkle of the lights’
glitter, sparkle, twinkling, glimmer, shimmer, glint, gleam, flicker, dazzle, flash, wink, blink
rare scintillation, coruscation, fulguration
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