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government by the few

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

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nutrientfurnishing nourishment
fringean ornamental border consisting of short straight or twisted threads or strips hanging from cut or raveled edges or from a separate band
hideousoffensive to the senses and especially to sight : exceedingly ugly
gourmandone who is excessively fond of eating and drinking
beholdenbeing under obligation for a favor or gift : indebted
evasivetending or intended to evade : equivocal
officiousvolunteering one's services where they are neither asked nor needed : meddlesome
valedictionan act of bidding farewell
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