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{adj: Sierra Leonean} of or relating to Sierra Leone or its people
"Sierra Leonean politics"

{adj: Washingtonian} of or relating to the people who run the federal government
"Washingtonian politics as usual"

{adj: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp} having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
"an acute observer of politics and politicians"
"incisive comments"
"icy knifelike reasoning"
"as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
"penetrating insight"
"frequent penetrative observations"

{adj: associable} capable of being associated
"words associable with politics"

{adj: base, mean, meanspirited} having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
"that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke
"taking a mean advantage"
"chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare
"something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"

{adj: complicated} difficult to analyze or understand
"a complicated problem"
"complicated Middle East politics"

{adj: conflicting} on bad terms
"they were usually at odds over politics"
"conflicting opinions"

{adj: consuming, overwhelming} very intense
"politics is his consuming passion"
"overwhelming joy"

{adj: denominational} relating to or characteristic of a particular religious denomination
"denominational politics"

{adj: evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent} serving to bring to mind
"cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
"a campaign redolent of machine politics"

{adj: fantastic, grand, howling, marvelous, marvellous, rattling, terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous} extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers
"a fantastic trip to the Orient"
"the film was fantastic!"
"a howling success"
"a marvelous collection of rare books"
"had a rattling conversation about politics"
"a tremendous achievement"

{adj: governmental} dealing with the affairs or structure of government or politics or the state
"governmental policy"

{adj: hardheaded, hard-nosed, practical, pragmatic} guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
"a hardheaded appraisal of our position"
"a hard-nosed labor leader"
"completely practical in his approach to business"
"not ideology but pragmatic politics"

{adj: home, interior, internal, national} inside the country
"the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"
"the nation's internal politics"

{adj: impermanent, temporary} not permanent; not lasting
"politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber
"impermanent palm cottages"
"a temperary arrangement"
"temporary housing"
<-> permanent

{adj: impolitic} not politic
"an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue"
<-> politic

{adj: intimate} marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity
"intimate friend"
"intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington

{adj: minimalist} advocating minimal reforms (as in government or politics)

{adj: politic, smooth, suave, bland} smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
"he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"
"the hostess averted a confrontation between two guests with a diplomatic change of subject"
"the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
"affable, suave, moderate men...smugly convinced of their respectability" - Ezra Pound

{adj: political} involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
"calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
"political pressure"
"a political machine"
"political office"
"political policy"
<-> nonpolitical

{adj: politic} marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
"it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels"
"a politic decision"
"a politic manager"
"a politic old scoundrel"
"a shrewd and politic reply"
<-> impolitic

{adj: remote} far apart in nature
"considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"

{adj: republican} relating to or belonging to the Republican Party
"a Republican senator"
"Republican party politics"

{adj: rough-and-tumble, bare-knuckle, bare-knuckled} characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules
"a rough-and-tumble fight"
"rough-and-tumble politics"
"undisguised bare-knuckle capitalism"

{adj: unitary} relating to or characterized by or aiming toward unity
"the unitary principles of nationalism"
"a unitary movement in politics"

{n: Aristotelianism} (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
"Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought"

{n: Austria, Republic of Austria, Oesterreich} a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century

{n: Dreyfus, Alfred Dreyfus} French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)

{n: Franklin, Benjamin Franklin} printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)

{n: Gregory, Gregory XVI, Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari} Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)

{n: Innocent III, Lotario di Segni} Italian pope from 1198 to 1216 who instituted the Fourth Crusade and under whom papal intervention in European politics reached its height (1161-1216)

{n: Rogers, Will Rogers, William Penn Adair Rogers} United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879-1935)

{n: adventurism} recklessness in politics or foreign affairs

{n: affinity} a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
"an affinity for politics"
"the mysterious affinity between them"
"James's affinity with Sam"

{n: bedfellow} a temporary associate
"politics makes strange bedfellows"

{n: big shot, big gun, big wheel, big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, head honcho} an important influential person
"he thinks he's a big shot"
"she's a big deal in local politics"
"the Qaeda commander is a very big fish"

{n: coattails effect} (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same party
"he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"

{n: estate, estate of the realm} a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country and formerly possessing distinct political rights

{n: fence mending} social action to improve poor relations (especially in politics)
"they moved forward from a period of fence mending to substantive changes in the country"

{n: foray} an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
"scientists' forays into politics"

{n: free lunch} something acquired without effort or payment or obligation
"there is no free lunch in politics or Hollywood"

{n: free press} a press not restricted or controlled by government censorship regarding politics or ideology

{n: game plan} (figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs
"newscasters speculated about the President's game plan for an invasion"

{n: hardball} a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
"they play hardball in the Senate"

{n: hippie, hippy, hipster, flower child} someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle

{n: isolation} a country's withdrawal from international politics
"he opposed a policy of American isolation"

{n: meat grinder} any action resulting in injury or destruction
"the meat grinder of politics destroyed his reputation"
"allied forces crumbled before the Wehrmacht meat grinder"

{n: minimalist} a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics

{n: mugwump, independent, fencesitter} a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)

{n: neoconservatism} an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view (in contrast to more liberal or radical schools of thought of the 1960s)

{n: old boy network} an exclusive informal network linking members of a social class or profession or organization in order to provide connections and information and favors (especially in business or politics)
"professional women have developed an old boy network of their own"

{n: patronage} (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support

{n: politician, politico, pol, political leader} a person active in party politics

{n: politics, political relation} social relations involving authority or power

{n: politics, political science, government} the study of government of states and other political units

{n: politics, political sympathies} the opinion you hold with respect to political questions

{n: politics} the profession devoted to governing and to political affairs

{n: possible} something that can be done
"politics is the art of the possible"

{n: power politics, gunboat diplomacy} diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives

{n: realpolitik, practical politics} politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations

{n: regular} a dependable follower (especially in party politics)
"he is one of the party regulars"

{n: state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic} a politically organized body of people under a single government
"the state has elected a new president"
"African nations"
"students who had come to the nation's capitol"
"the country's largest manufacturer"
"an industrialized land"

{n: turbulence, upheaval, Sturm und Drang} a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
"the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"

{n: wilderness} (politics) a state of disfavor
"he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness"

{v: assassinate} murder ; especially of socially prominent persons
"Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel"

{v: cash out} choose a simpler life style after questioning personal and career satisfaction goals
"After 3 decades in politics, she cashed out and moved to Polynesia"

{v: discourse, dissertate} talk or hold forth formally about a topic
"The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

{v: figure, enter} be or play a part of or in
"Elections figure prominently in every government program"
"How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"

{v: gravitate} move toward
"The conversation gravitated towards politics"

{v: resurge} rise again
"His need for a meal resurged"
"The candidate resurged after leaving politics for several years"

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