Impossible to understand or interpret
to rule over others powerfully, usually by force
when people rise up against an existing authority
to enforce one's rule or power on others
A man of litte honor and fewer scruples.
A dizzy and lightheaded state that very often precedes fainting.
To criticize a figure or subject or work through satire and parody.
A very long, formal and academic paper addressing systematically laying out an argument in support of its thesis.
A worker employed within a rigidly defined hierarchical system dealing with procedural or managerial matters addressing a much larger external system.
Ritualistic Japanese ceremony preceding suicide.
The state of ultimately being proven honest, true or right after a period of having those qualities doubted or officially questioned.
The political strategy of expanding a nation's power and influence geographic and cultural domination outside the nation's borders.
Creepily seductive with a propensity for unwanted sexual overtures.
Secretive and furtive, usually within a context of doing something either illegal or immoral.
A false front or masquerade of the real truth.
Broad term covering a host of covert activities including secret surveillance, wiretapping, theft and undercover infitration.
Puccini opera which inspired the dramatic structure of the real life story which inspired the plot.
Term for a low-level government bureaucrat.
The practice of wearing clothes of the opposite sex, usually reserved for men wearing women's clothing.
Believed capable of foretelling future events.
Acting in a servile way; fawning over someone with constant flattery; sycophantic; being a brown-noser.
Predecessor to the contemporary preference for the term "Asian" to describe all things associated with countries grouped within the continent of Asia.
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