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Arriviste (a-ree-VEEST) noun 1. A person who has recently attained high position or great power without due effort or merit; an upstart. 2. An … Read More
Arriviste (a-ree-VEEST) noun 1. A person who has recently attained high position or great power without due effort or merit; an upstart. 2. An unscrupulous, vulgar social climber; a bounder. [French, from arriver, to arrive, from Old French ariver.] Read Less
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I wanted to do something bold, simple and graphic so used Charcoal and paint for this image.
It's  for a semi regular Illustrators Ireland (www.illustratorsireland.com) feature.
The feature is a 'One-Word Brief' and this weeks word is: 
Arriviste
1. A person who has recently attained high position or great power without
due effort or merit; an upstart.

2. An unscrupulous, vulgar social climber; a bounder.

[French, from arriver, to arrive, from Old French ariver.]