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debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
ambulatory - able to walk
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
catholic - (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid