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veneer
used in Black Like Me

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Definition
a thin layer of better wood glued to a base of inferior wood; or a thin layer of anything added to make something look better
  • He was completely civil, and in such an authentic way, I felt it was his real nature and not just a veneer to please the customer—the way I had seen it in the stores in New Orleans.

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