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parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
consternation - great shock; dismay
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
florescence - condition or period of flowering
repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
advent - arrival