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parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
accost - approach and speak first to a person
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
axiom - self-evident truth requiring no proof
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
vying - contending; CF. vie