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Word: factotum

Definition: handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything


Sentences Containing 'factotum'

Like Brown, George Duckworth had toured with Jardine, and was now the scorer, baggage-master and general factotum.

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::: accost - approach and speak first to a person
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::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: wrinkle - small ridge on a smooth surface (face or cloth); V.
::: actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
::: zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
::: recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
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::: mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism