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::: parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
::: viscous - (of a liquid) thick and sticky; gluey; viscid; CF. consistency
::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: replenish - fill up again
::: benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
::: thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
::: dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
::: quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee