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parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
fancier - breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country