GRE Word List

PARVENU

upstart; newly rich person

The meaning of the word parvenu is upstart; newly rich person.

Random words

WordMeaning
negatecancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
dregssediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
moleculethe smallest particle (one or more atoms) of a substance that has all the properties of that substance
corrosiveeating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
omniscientall-knowing
rasp(of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue rasped my hand.
stigmatoken of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
crochetmake (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
imbecilityweakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
mogulpowerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian