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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
discriminating - able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced; N. discrimination
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
requisite - necessary requirement; something required; ADJ: required; necessary
insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society