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(25 Down) upstart (NOUN) 1. A gymnastic exerciseperformed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright. Synonym: kip. 2. A person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class. Synonyms: arriviste, nouveau-riche, parvenu. 3. An arrogant or presumptuous person. (ADJECTIVE) 1. Characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position. Synonyms: nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, pretentious, vulgar. (Word origin undetermined.)
Did You Know? (53 Down) The climate of Tampa, Florida is classified as humid subtropical and the area around Tampa Bay experiences more days of thunderstorms each year than any other location in the US. It is from the thunderstorms that the city was named. Tampa is derived from a Calusa (Native American) word meaning "lightning". Tampa is the heart of the large metropolitan area of St. Petersburg-Tampa-Clearwater in western Florida on the Gulf of Mexico and is a popular resort vacation destination.
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