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bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
dominant - exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
languish - lose animation or strength
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt