Chapter 17

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aristocracy

n. 1. privileged minority or upper class. 2. government by the upper class

charisma

n. allure; special quality of leardership that inspires devotion

coup

n. overthrow of the government; revolt

elite

n. best or most powerful group. adj. selected as the best

figurehead

n. a person in a position of leadership who has no real power

inflation

n. a price hike spiral causing a decrease in the value of money

infrastructure

n. 1. foundation countries depend on , such as roads and power plants. 2. the basic features of an organization

rampant

adj. spreding uncontrolled; widespread

regime

n. goverment; period of time that a person or political system is in power

revere

v. to look up to; to respect highly

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