APPARATCHIK [ah-puh-RAH-chik] : a bureaucrat or functionary; a part of the apparatus

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We don’t often stumble across words in American English which come to us from the Russian language. But apparatchik is clearly one of note.   I found it in a New York Times article, where the author had referred to people who watch over the shoulder of a government official, just waiting for him to make […]