cabal

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Meaning(s)

a group involved in secret planning

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cabal - conspiracy

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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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  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.

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