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hubris (hy' brs) also hybris (h'-) n. Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. [Greek excessive pride, wanton violence; see ud- in App.] -hu·bris'tic (-brs'tk) adj. -hubris'tically adv.
oligarchy (l'i-gär'k, 'l-) n., pl. -chies
1a. Government by a few, esp. by a small faction of persons or families. b. Those making up such a government. 2. A state governed by an oligarchy. -ol'igar'chic, ol'igar'chical adj.
subjugate (sb'j-gt') tr.v. -gated, -gating, -gates
1. To bring under control; conquer. See Syns at defeat. 2. To make subservient; enslave. [Middle English subjugaten Latin subiugare, subiugat- : sub-, sub- + iugum, yoke; see yeug- in App.] -sub'juga'tion n. -sub'juga'tor n.
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