Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

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").

More Vocab Words

::: imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
::: adverse - going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
::: withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: gnarled - twisted
::: interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
::: diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
::: artisan - a manually skilled worker