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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Word Wednesday

Today's word is great for describing overly pushy people.

Arriviste
  • ambitious upstart
  • one who is bent on arriving, i.e. on making a good posit on for himself in the world; a pushing or ambitious person, a self-seeker
  • a person who has recently acquired unaccustomed status, wealth or success, especially by dubious means and without earning concomitant esteem
  • one who employs any means however questionable or unscrupulous to achieve success
  • an aggressive pushing person
  • parvenu
  • upstart

*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

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