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::: iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
::: defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
::: interloper - intruder; one who interferes
::: matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
::: ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
::: muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
::: selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
::: foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
::: besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
::: lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary