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a person who places expediency above principle
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someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage
an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others
an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously
a shrewd or unscrupulous person who knows how to circumvent difficulties
one who conforms to current ways and opinions for personal advantage
one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends
a person who is unusually selfish
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