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today's wwftd is... espiocrat

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  • wwftd master
    the worthless word for the day is: espiocrat [espionage aristocrats, a John Le Carré coinage] the governors of the intelligence service (MI6); transf. He was
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 3, 2011
      the worthless word for the day is: espiocrat

      [espionage aristocrats, a John Le Carré coinage]
      the governors of the intelligence service (MI6);
      transf.

      "He was a technology man, not at ease with live
      sources, a suburban espiocrat of the modern school."
      - John Le Carré, The Russia House (2004)

      "He was always in top-level staff jobs and possessed
      a personal magnetism and charm that made him a
      great espiocrat."
      - J. Trento, The Secret History of the CIA (2005)

      -tsuwm
      http://home.comcast.net/~wwftd
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