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glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
predecessor - former occupant of a post
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
cadet - student at a military school
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
protuberance - protrusion; swelling; bulge