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bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
unanimity - complete agreement; ADJ. unanimous
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
pigment - coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)