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::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
::: curtail - shorten; reduce
::: touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
::: bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
::: curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
::: executive - person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
::: evasive - not frank; trying to hide the truth; eluding; evading; V. evade: avoid (a duty or responsibility) or escape from by deceit
::: florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
::: laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy