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Word: parvenu

Definition: upstart; newly rich person


Sentences Containing 'parvenu'

Part of Teodoreanu's volume "Tămâie şi otravă" ("Incense and Poison", originally published in 1934-1935), they include a piece titled "Un parvenit al tiparului: F. Aderca" ("A Parvenu of Letters: F. Aderca").

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