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 for underling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Underling \Un"der*ling\, n. [Under + -ling.]
     1. An inferior person or agent; a subordinate; a low-ranking
        employee. --Milton.
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     2. Hence, A mean, sorry fellow. --Milton.
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              The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
              But in ourselves, that we are underlings. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  underling
      n 1: an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
           [syn: subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot
           soldier]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "underling":
     assistant, cog, commonality, commonalty, creature, dependent,
     employee, feudatory, flunky, follower, hanger-on, helper,
     hoi polloi, homager, inferior, junior, lackey, liege, liege man,
     lightweight, lower class, lower orders, masses, minion, myrmidon,
     pawn, peon, poor relation, retainer, right-hand man, scrub,
     second fiddle, secondary, serf, servant, slave, stooge, subaltern,
     subordinate, third stringer, understrapper, vassal, yeoman,
     yes-man
  
  

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