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Cabal
a clique; a small group joined in a secret conrigue; a conspiracy
Camaraderie
comradship; good fellowship
caste
a distinct social class or system
clandestine
concealed, secret
cortege
a group of attendants accompanying a person; a cerimonial procession.
detente
a relaxing or easing, especially of international tension
echelon
level of command or authorityor rank; a steplike formation of ships, troops, or planes.
ecumencial
universal; general; fostering christian unity throughout the world
elite
the best or most skilled member od a given social group.
espirit de corps
a sense of union and common interests and responsabilities
genealogy
lineage; science of family decent
hierarchy
a group of persons or things arranged in order rank, or grade, or a system.
hobnob
to associate on very friendly terms
liaison
the contact maintained between military or naval units in order to undertke concerted action; a similar connection between the units of organization; and illicit relationship between a man and a woman
rapprochment
a reestablishing of codial relations. a coming together in friendship and trust
adagio
slowly, in music
arpeggio
the playing of the tones of a chord in rapid sucession rather than simultaneously
bravura
in music, a florid passage requiring great skill and spirit in the performer; a display of daring; a brilliant performance
contralto
the lowest female voice or part. between tenor and soprano
crescendo
a gradual increase in the volume or intensity of sound
falsetto
a typically male singing voice, marked by artificially produced tones in an upper register that go beyond the voice's normal range
fortissimo
a very lous passage, sound or tone
imbroglio
a confused or difficult situation; a confused heap or tangle.
largo
in a slow, solemn manner (a direction in music); a slow, broad movement
libretto
the text of an opera or other dramatic musical work
limbo
a state of neglect; an intermediate place
salvo
a simultaneous discharge of firearms; a sudden outburst or cheers or the like
staccato
music performed with a crisp, sharp attack to stimulate rests between sucessive tones
vendetta
blood feud; a prolonged fued marked by bitter hostility
virago
a scold; a noisy, tyrannizing woman