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abdicate to formally relinquish a position of power, a claim, or a right. [2/3 definitions]
ability the capacity or power to do something; quality of being able. [1/2 definitions]
able having the skill, power, or opportunity that one must have to do a thing. [1/2 definitions]
absolute monarchy an authoritarian governing system in which a hereditary ruler holds complete power until death.
absolutism the principle or practice of absolute, unrestrained governmental power.
absolutist of or relating to government by total, unrestrained power. [1/3 definitions]
adventurism impetuous, irresponsible acts or policies, esp. by a government or someone in power, in defiant violation of commonly accepted norms of behavior.
Aeaean Circe in Greek mythology, the enchantress Circe, who has the power to turn sailors into swine, as described by an epithet referring to her island home, Aeaea.
agency a means of exerting power; instrumentality. [1/4 definitions]
aggrandize to make, or cause to appear, grander in wealth, stature, power, or influence; exalt. [1/2 definitions]
alchemy (often pl.) a magical power or process of transmutation. [1/2 definitions]
allargando gradually slower and broader, with more weight or power (used as a musical direction).
almighty having absolute power; all-powerful, as a deity. [1/3 definitions]
amplification increase in electric current, voltage, power, or the like. [1/4 definitions]
amplifier an electronic device used to increase current, voltage, power, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
amplify in electrical terminology, to increase the current, amplitude, voltage, or power of. [1/4 definitions]
antinuclear opposed to the development, deployment, or use of nuclear devices such as weapons and power plants.
appellate having to do with appeals, esp. having the power to review and reverse a lower court's decisions.
appellate jurisdiction the power of a court to review rulings made by a lower court and potentially change the outcomes of a lower court's decision.
arbitrary exercising power with no legal restrictions; despotic. [1/3 definitions]
Articles of Confederation a document created in 1781 that served as a set of guidelines for governing the newly formed United States of America. The Articles of Confederation created a "firm league of friendship" among the thirteen original states and maintained the majority of power in states' hands. It was replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789.