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zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
grumble - complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
dolt - slow-thinking stupid person; CF. dull