efflorescence :

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  • n  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
  • n  any red eruption of the skin
  • n  the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
  • n  a powdery deposit on a surface

  • Butfingers crossed as I write thisBaghdad seems merely murderous these days, without the efflorescence of gore that would have undercut the Bush Administration's story line.
  • White began to wonder whether these events and the increasing prominence of other African-American authors signaled a black literary efflorescence.
  • The roots of the great Russian efflorescence go much further back than either Lenin or the 1917 Revolution.

  • Alexander Pollock in Economist (blog)
    It "is unlikely to achieve its own goal of preventing another crisis, but it is certain to produce an efflorescence of bureaucratic interventions, red tape and costs," wrote Alex Pollock of the American Enterprise Institute, a think-tank, before...

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