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Word: gerontocracy

Definition: government ruled by old people


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::: elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
::: complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
::: raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
::: peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
::: descry - catch sight of (something distant)
::: dyspeptic - suffering from indigestion; N. dyspepsia: indigestion; difficulty in digesting food
::: piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
::: metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
::: steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
::: covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)