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 for aspirant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aspirant \As*pir"ant\ (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. aspirant, p. pr. of
     aspirer. See Aspire.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aspirant \As*pir"ant\, n. [Cf. F. aspirant.]
     One who aspires; one who eagerly seeks some high position or
     object of attainment.
     [1913 Webster]
           In consequence of the resignations . . . the way to
           greatness was left clear to a new set of aspirants.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: desiring or striving for recognition or advancement [syn:
             aspirant, aspiring(a), wishful]
      n 1: an ambitious and aspiring young person; "a lofty aspirant";
           "two executive hopefuls joined the firm"; "the audience was
           full of Madonna wannabes" [syn: aspirant, aspirer,
           hopeful, wannabe, wannabee]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "aspirant":
     Leibnizian optimist, Pollyanna, addict, also-ran, applicant,
     aspirer, baby kisser, bidder, candidate, chiliast, claimant,
     collector, coveter, dark horse, defeated candidate, desirer,
     devotee, dud, fancier, favorite son, freak, hankerer, hopeful,
     hoper, irrepressible optimist, lame duck, lover, millenarian,
     millennialist, millennian, office seeker, optimist, perfectibilist,
     perfectibilitarian, perfectionist, petitioner,
     philosophical optimist, political hopeful, postulant,
     presidential timber, ray of sunshine, running mate, seeker,
     solicitant, solicitor, stalking-horse, suitor, suppliant,
     supplicant, utopian, votary, wanter, wisher, yearner

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