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Word: Factotum

Factotum (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

Coming one day after the endorsement of Biden by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the event signaled the alignment of all factions of the Democratic Party behind the long-time political factotum for the corporate elite and the military-intelligence establishment, who was the most right-wing of the major contestants in this year’s Democratic primaries.

Source: www.wsws.org

Also this month, CNN’s Jake Tapper called out White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller for, in Tapper’s view, playing to an audience of one during an interview. “There is one viewer that you care about right now,” Tapper told Miller, referring to Trump. “And you’re being obsequious; you’re being a factotum in order to please him.”

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Meaning: A person who does all kinds of works or jobs; A general servant

Synonyms

Odd-job person, Personal Assistant

Antonyms

Commander, Executive

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Totum” means “everything” in Latin. “Factotum” should remind you of a person who does all kinds of jobs in factory – from sweeping the floors to piling up the papers. Remember thus!

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