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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A Communist secret agent; An official blindly devoted to his superiors or organization.

Usage examples (34)
  • I prefer to vote for a person, rather than a party apparatchik.
  • So the term apparatchik in the Soviet world really means something very familiar.
  • To take on a job which would normally be the preserve of an apparatchik is odd to say the least.
  • As a matter of fact, the first one here is "apparatchik," which you mentioned earlier. for more
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