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parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
unrequited - not requited; not reciprocated; Ex. unrequited love
minatory - menacing; threatening
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question