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::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
::: actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
::: Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
::: abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
::: cogitate - think over; ponder
::: firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
::: immaculate - spotless; flawless; absolutely clean