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bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
reparable - capable of being repaired
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
ration - fixed portion; V: distribute as rations
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
converse - opposite; ADJ.
penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand