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

  Varlet \Var"let\, n. [OF. varlet, vaslet, vallet, servant, young
     man, young noble, dim. of vassal. See Vassal, and cf.
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     1. A servant, especially to a knight; an attendant; a valet;
        a footman. [Obs.] --Spenser. Tusser.
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     2. Hence, a low fellow; a scoundrel; a rascal; as, an
        impudent varlet.
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              What a brazen-faced varlet art thou ! --Shak.
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     3. In a pack of playing cards, the court card now called the
        knave, or jack. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel [syn: rogue,
           knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag,
      2: in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as
         the first stage in training for knighthood [syn: page,

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