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surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
militant - combative; bellicose; N.
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
apprise - inform
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit