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glowing

adjective     /ˈɡləʊ.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈɡloʊ-/
praising with enthusiasm: In her speech, she paid a glowing tribute to her predecessor. His latest book has received glowing reviews.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down glowingly     /-li/ adverb Exciting and interesting
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