GRE Word List


government by the few

The meaning of the word oligarchy is government by the few.

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deifyto make a god of
rousinggiving rise to excitement : stirring
mannerismexaggerated or affected (see affected
stigmaa mark of shame or discredit : stain
broilto cook by direct exposure to radiant heat : grill
elegya poem in elegiac couplets
parvenuone that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it
antiquatedoutmoded or discredited by reason of age : old and no longer useful, popular, or accepted
paranoiamental illness characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations
blasphemythe act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God