GRE Word List

OLIGARCHY

government by a privileged few

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

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WordMeaning
antagonismhostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
repugnancedisgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
flukeunlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
contentiousquarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
patentobvious; easily seen; open for the public to read; of or protected by a patent; Ex. patent to everyone; N.
tumultcommotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
exhorturge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
canterslow gallop; V. CF. trot
predecessorformer occupant of a post
featuredistinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent