incumbent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word incumbent
INCUM + BENT = OFFICIALS are BENT on(determined) to bring an INCUM home, as it is NECESSARY to survive
incumbent -> read the word from back side as: determination(bent) to come(cum) in(in) office at time.
Those people who are bent to bring incum(income) work in office
cumbent rhymes with resident...think of a resident INside the office
incumbent rhymes with recumbent (lying down/resting). So, think of someone resting INside the office