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Word: parvenu

Definition: upstart; newly rich person


More Vocab Words

::: excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
::: check - stop motion; curb or restrain
::: prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
::: bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
::: preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
::: corrugated - wrinkled; ridged
::: sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
::: incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle