All the President's Men Glossary

All the President's Men Glossary

aides

assistant to a political leader

infiltrated

to invade

bureaucracy

the government

switchblade

flick knife - a blade that springs out when a button is pressed

conspiracy

a plot to do something harmful

lecture

to scolde

ballgame

making a serious situation umimportant

wringer

to squeeze and twist

compendium

a collection of information about a subject

earmarked

to set aside

credentials

a qualification or achievement

counterculture

a way of life that opposes the norm

fumbled

move clumsily

misdemeanors

a wrongdoing

impeachment

A formal accusation of wrongdoing

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