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WORDY WEDNESDAY #3

Today’s word is arriviste – ‘a person who is trying to move into a higher class in society’; ‘a person who is unscrupulously ambitious’.

It sounds like it belongs to an Edith Wharton novel and I keep coming across it online whenever a certain political family is discussed. It’s a rather unflattering description but doesn’t it cast the user in an unfavourable light as well?

Don’t be a snob.

xoxo

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