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drone - talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee; N.
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle