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sinecure
office or position requiring little or no work
amah
a baby's nurse, especially a wet nurse
dilettante
One who takes up an activity or interest in a superficial or casual way.
parvenus
(singular - parvenu) person who recently or suddenly acquired wealth, importance, status etc. but who has not yet acquired conventionally appropriate dress, mannerisms etc.
sybarite
a person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
métier
an occupation, especially in which one excels.
amanuensis
dictation-taker
chaldean
an astrologer, soothsayer, or enchanter
tyro
beginner; novice; dilettante; dabbler
syndic
a person chosen to represent and transact business for a corporation, as a university.
superannuated
retired or disqualified because of age or infirmity
Lapidary
precious gem cutter
branch of chem w/ significant impact on battles/ military history
mellalurgy