camarilla

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  • noun

Synonyms for camarilla

a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

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General Martinez has backed the wrong candidate, and now faces unemployment and destitution, the price for defying his camarilla and its chief, Acomodaticio Antonio Gonzalez.
Where Lopez y Fuentes's work, Acomodaticio, portrays the selection process from the perspective of a grass-roots camarilla, Palabras mayores shows the process at the highest levels of power.