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Theocracy

A form of government in which a god or deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler; the God or deities law being Interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities.

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Meritocracy

A elite group of people where progress is based on a ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth.

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Plutocracy

The rule or power of the wealth of the wealthy

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Xenophobia

Dislike of people from outside the country

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Paranoia

A psychotic disorder characterized by delusions or persecution with or without grandeur

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Emulate

To strive to equal or excel through imitation

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Inflated

Filled or expanded by gas or air and pride

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Eulogy

A laudatory speech or piece of writing for someone who has died

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Exhortation

The act or instance of exhorting

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Philippic

Any of the actors of pemothennes

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Elegy

A poem composed in elegiac couplets

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Lamentation

The passionate expression of grief or sorrow weeping

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Reverence

A feeling of attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration

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Pervades

To become spread throughout all parts off

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Ordained

Selected to order or command

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Reprobation

Disapproval, condemnation, or censure

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Adversaries

A person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe

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Ostentation

Pretentious or conspicuous; show; as of wealth or importance; display intended to impress others

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Avow

To declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit

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Impediment

Obstruction; hinderance; obstacle

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Fain

Gladly; willingly

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Reverses(N)

An adverse change of fortune; a misfortune or defeat

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Panegyrist

Person who gives eulogies; eulogist

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Manifest

Proceed by the eye, apparent proof

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Enervated

Without vigor, force or strength; languid

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Discourse

Communicate thoughts orally

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Sepulcher

A tomb, grave or burial place

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Oligarchy

In which all power is invested in a few persons or a dominant class or clique

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Avenged

To take vengeance or exact satisfaction for