noun: A layer of something, as rock, tissue, people at an economic level, etc.
- facies noun: 1. General appearance. 2. In medicine, a distinctive appearance associated with a pathological condition. 3. In geology, a body of rock with specific characteristics.
- upstart Definition: (noun) A person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class. Synonyms: arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu. Usage: He is an upstart, a man of no name, who will only be the tool of a party in France. Discuss
- lampblack Definition: (noun) A black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink. Synonyms: crock, smut, soot. Usage: Our pilgrims would have liked very well to get out their lampblack and stencil-plates and paint their names on that rock. Discuss
- contagion Definition: (noun) The communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people. Synonyms: infection. Usage: Arobin caught the contagion of excitement which drew him to Edna like a magnet. Discuss