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::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
::: energize - invigorate; give energy to; make forceful and active
::: corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
::: hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
::: glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
::: caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause