Word of the Week: cabal (kə-BĂL)

Definition

(Noun) A secret or private intrigue of a sinister character formed by a small body of persons.

In Context

“Lodge was also unable to control Republican President Warren G. Harding, despite rumors that he had led a cabal which conspired to place Harding in the White House as a Senate puppet.”

Martin Folly and Niall Palmer, The A to Z of U.S. Diplomacy from World War I Through World War II, 2010.