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::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: propitiate - appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory
::: appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
::: contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
::: orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
::: homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
::: defection - desertion
::: masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
::: languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
::: smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers