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::: fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
::: inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
::: rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
::: repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
::: grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
::: epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)