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odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
shrewd - clever; astute
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light