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Word: espionage

Definition: spying


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::: functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
::: intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
::: optimum - most favorable; optimal; N: most favorable condition
::: distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed
::: podiatrist - doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
::: impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
::: shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
::: preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune