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As guessed by StoneyB in the comments, the word is "rentiers" - a word that English borrows from French, and which derives from the same French root word as the English verb "rent," as you correctly deduced. Rentier Pronunciation: /ˌränˈtyā/ NOUN A person living on income from property or investments. Origin French, from rente ('...


a(d)- and de have different spelling patterns due to Latin influence I agree entirely with the following part of JEL's answer: the spellings of 'attach' with a single tee in Middle English as well as in Old French were subject to a classicizing influence. Using the spelling att- at the start of a word makes it look more like a classical Latin word, ...


Sabotage Coordinated attack Coordinated strike Covert operations A declassified field manual from Strategic Services (now CIA) notes: Sabotage varies from highly technical coup de main acts that require detailed planning and the use of specially trained operatives, to innumerable simple acts which the ordinary individual citizen-saboteur can perform.

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