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parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
clandestine - secret
notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension