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colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
evince - show clearly
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
craft - skill (esp. with one's hands); skill in deceiving people; guile; ADJ. crafty: cleverly deceitful; cunning