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bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
baffle - frustrate; perplex
clasp - hold firmly within arms
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
concentric - having a common center