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academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
bedizen - dress with vulgar finery
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?