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One that has recently or suddenly risen to a higher social
or economic class but has not gained social acceptance of
others in that class; an upstart.
parvenu
A large and imposing residence
manse
Suffering the effects of, or derived from, or suggestive of
gross intemperance, especially in drinking
crapulous
To howl, as a dog or a wolf; to wail
ululate
1. To deprive of possession.
2. To transfer (the property of another) to oneself.
expropriate
1. To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by
giving an order contrary to one previously given.
2. To recall or order back by a contrary order.
countermand
1. An image; a representation.
2. An insubstantial, superficial, or vague likeness or
semblance.
simulacrum
A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from
boyhood to manhood; a lad.
stripling
1. A splendid or impressive array.
2. Ceremonial attire.
3. A full suit of armor; a complete defense or covering.
panoply
The cessation of use; discontinuance of practice or custom; disuse
desuetude
Any mixture or assortment; a medley; a potpourri; a
miscellany.
salmagundi
Of the same age; originating or existing during the same
period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.
coeval
Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
bonhomie
Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit
brummagem
1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters
of law).
2. A trick; a subterfuge
chicanery
Given to eating; voracious; devouring.
edacious
1. Kind; gracious.
2. Beneficial; favorable
benignant
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily
excited
stolid
A song or poem greeting the dawn; also, a composition
suggestive of morning
aubade
A state or fit of intense indignation; resentment; ill humor
dudgeon
Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
uxorious