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Word: gerontocracy

Definition: government ruled by old people


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::: egress - exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
::: receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
::: maudlin - effusively sentimental
::: transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
::: knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
::: Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
::: comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
::: fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
::: repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
::: peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest