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oligopoly
a few sellers, many buyers
oligopsony
a few buyers, many sellers
polemical
controversial argument
diktat
an order or decree imposed by someone in power without popular consent
Sophistry
misleading but clever reasoning
putsch
an attempt to overthrow a government.
demotic
popular, current
Machiavellian
crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
apostacy
a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
potentate
monarch; sovereign
peremptory
imperative, dictatorial
Filibuster
(noun) intentional obstruction, esp. using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action
plebiscite
direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)