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::: parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
::: earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
::: premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
::: paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
::: rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
::: uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
::: supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose