inhere \in-HIR\ (intransitive verb) - To be inherent; to belong, as attributes or qualities.
"The foundations of the palace, like those of the prison, inhere in the fine quality of the stone, in marble stairways, in real ...Read More
parvenu \PAR-vuh-noo; -nyoo\ (noun) - 1 : 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.
(adjective) - 1 : Being a ...Read More
esurient \ih-SUR-ee-uhnt; -ZUR-\ (adjective) - Hungry; voracious; greedy.
"Paul, whose stomach suffered no pangs, regarded the fellow with esurient eyes, the eyes of an avid curiosity." -- Carl Van Vechten, 'Firecrackers'...Read More
tutelage \TOO-tuhl-ij; TYOO-\ (noun) - 1 : The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection. 2 : The state of being under a guardian or tutor. 3 : Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by ...Read More
exegete \EK-suh-jeet\ (noun) - A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
"Haunted by the mystery of my patron saint, I stumbled for a long time over an enigma which no exegete has yet cleared ...Read More
pugnacious \puhg-NAY-shuhs\ (adjective) - Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.
"After tolerating Patrick's pugnacious daughter, Kane would be ready to swear off women for the rest of his life." -- Carol Finch, '...Read More