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Oligopoly

a market condition that exists when there are few sellers, as a result they can set prices and other factors.

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Peonage

The use of laborers bound in servitude, as to work off a debt.

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Ardent

Characterized by warmth of feeling typically expressed in eager zealous support or activity.

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Relativism

The belief that different things are true for different people at different times.

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Disparate

Distinctly different from each other.

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Adulterated

To corrupt or make something impure or weaker by adding something of poor quality.

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Strident

Expressing opinions or criticism in a forceful and unpleasant way.

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Befuddled

To confuse

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Paucity

A small amount of something or smaller than what is needed or wanted.

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Steward

Someone whose job is to manage the land and property of another person.

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Syndicate

An association of people authorized to undertake a duty or negotiate business.

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Impregnable

Incapable of being taken by assault.

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Nettlesome

Causing annoyance or irritation.

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Restive

Refusing to go forward ; stubborn or uneasy.

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Autonomy

The power or right of a country or group to govern itself.

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Amnesty

A decision that a group of people will not be punished or will be freed.

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Tutelage

An act or process of serving as guardian or protector.

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Insular

Being separated from other cultures ; not knowing of or being interested in new things.

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Lettered

Educated

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Junta

An administrative council, especially in Spain or Latin America.

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Appease

To bring peace, quiet, or calm to.

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Armaments

War materials/weapons

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Munitions

War materials/weapons

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Municipal

Relating to the government of a city or town.

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Schism

Division among the members of group because they disagree over something.

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Propelled

To push something in a particular direction.

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Deficit

An amount (money) that is less than the amount that is needed.

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Disparaging

Expressing the opinion that something is of little worth.

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Proliferate

To grow or increase in number ; to spread quickly

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Aberration

Departing from the right, normal, or usual course; odd.

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Jingoism

Extreme nationalism marked by a belligerent foreign policy.

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Arbitration

A process of settling an argument when the people or groups of both sides present their opinions to a third party.