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fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
espionage - spying
compliant - readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
bristle - short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem