V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) 1. a group of people joined in secretly conspiring against something, especially political; 2. a plot by conspirators; (v.) to enter into a conspiracy with others

Synonyms: (n.) plot, plotters, conspirators, conspiracy, scheme, clique, league, faction, (v.) plot, conspire


Tips: It is important to note that cabal carries a connotation of sinister intentions. More than a private group or clique, cabals have plans, usually to boost their own influence or make political changes. These plans are the source of their unity.

Usage Examples:

The current leader knew nothing of the cabal plotting his demise. (conspiracy, scheme) noun

The cabal set out its aims at the first meeting: to get their ideas on the agenda soon and to force their opponent out of office. (plotters, conspirators) noun

The members of the cabal met in secrecy to plan their heist on the jewelry store. (group of conspirators) noun

When she was arrested, she regretted that she ever entered into the cabal to rob the bank with the others. (plot, scheme) noun

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