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a group involved in secret planning
  • How to Memorize
    • cabal - conspiracy
  • Analysis

    The term ‘cabal’ is used to refer to a small group of powerful people who come together to scheme and make secret plans. Typically, this is done for nefarious purposes, such as overthrowing a government, manipulating situations, or controlling precious resources. This formal word therefore implies something immoral, corrupt, and shady.

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  • Example(s)
    1. The journalist’s investigation revealed the presence of a cabal dedicated to promoting insurgent groups within the country.

    2. Patrick believes that a small cabal of major investors are manipulating the markets in order to attain vast profits.

    3. The industry is dominated by a shadowy cabal who work together to protect their own interests and eliminate any competition.