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parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
rescind - repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)
blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
inamorata - woman whom a man loves
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
corporeal - bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
recumbent - reclining; lying down completely or in part
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.