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vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
defalcate - embezzle
girth - distance around something; circumference
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
fledgling - (fledgeling) inexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
opportune - timely; well-chosen