GRE Word List

BOURGEOIS

middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions

The meaning of the word bourgeois is middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions.

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WordMeaning
prizepry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
substantialof substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
finessedelicate skill; V: handle with finesse
superannuatedretired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
skirmishminor fight; minor battle in war; V.
chicanerytrickery; deception
expropriatetake possession of (often for public use and without payment)
coniferpine tree (usu. evergreen); cone-bearing tree; ADJ. coniferous; CF. deciduous; CF. evergreen
judicioussound on judgment; wise
unfledgedimmature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling