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oligarchy - government by a privileged few
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
communal - held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion