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nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry