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1

nee

originally called; born (used esp. in adding a woman’s maiden name after her married name)- accent on the 1st “e”

2

mensch

a person of integrity and honor

3

miscreant

a person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law

4

noth

A nerdy goth, or a gothic nerd. A noth fits in with the other goths, yet exels in school and are as smart as nerds.

5

pastoralist

1. a sheep or cattle farmer-- 2. (archaic) a writer of pastorals

6

mercer

a dealer in textile fabrics, esp. silks, velvets and other fine materials

7

diva

1. a distinguished female singer 2. a woman regarded as temperamental or haughty.

8

burgess

In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia

9

maestro

English has its own version of this word: master. A master or maestro is one who has achieved eminence in a skill or a profession. Taken from the Italian, maestro [MY-stro] usually refers to an eminent musician.

10

spurrier

a person who makes spurs

11

goon

a man who intimidates, injures, or kills in the service of another

12

impresario

person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas

13

nestor 

A senior; a leader in one's field; a wise old man.

14

demagogue

a corrupted leader

15

boatswain

A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc

16

sobriquet

a person's nickname

17

esquire

1. a title appended to a lawyer’s surname. 2. (historical) a young nobleman who, in training for knighthood, acted as an attendant to a knight.

18

purveyor, purvey (v)

caterer; furnisher of foodstuff

19

ombudsman

an official appointed to investigate individuals’ complaints against administration, esp. that of public authorities; an advocate

20

ineluctable

inevitable; irresistible; not to be avoided or escaped

21

ingenue

young, innocent girl

22

cur

A mongrel dog; a mean or cowardly person.

23

discrepant

differing, disagreeing; inconsistent

24

lost generation

the generation reaching maturity during and just after World War I, a high proportion of whose men were killed during those years

25

maven

(No. American informal) an expert or connoisseur

26

perforce

used to say that something is necessary or must be done.

27

portentous

of momentous or ominous significance

28

functionary

a person who works for a government or political party.

29

breaker

One who trains horses, dogs, etc

30

compatriot

a fellow citizen or national of a country