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bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
rampart - defensive mound of earth
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation