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::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
::: subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
::: edifice - building (of imposing size)
::: fanciful - whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
::: prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
::: heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
::: apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
::: serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip