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parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
matrimony - state of being married
hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
centripetal - tending toward the center