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clinquant

I remember this word from The Second Chronicles in the phrase ‘clinquant and refulgent’.

clin·quant /ˈklɪŋkənt/

-adjective
1.    glittering, esp. with tinsel; decked with garish finery.
–noun
2.    imitation gold leaf; tinsel; false glitter.

[Origin: 1585–95; < MF: clinking, prp. of clinquer (< D klinken to sound); see -ant]

Source: Dictionary.com.

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