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hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
agenda - items of business at a meeting
distant - reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly