Syndicalism - n. 1. a form or development of trade unionism, originating in France, that aims at the possession of the means of production and distribution, and ultimately at the control of society, by federated bodies of industrial workers, and that seeks to realize its purposes through general strikes, terrorism, sabotage, etc. 2. an economic system in which workers own and manage industry.
Hidebound - adj. 1. narrow and rigid in opinion; inflexible. 2. oriented toward or confined to the past; extremely conservative. 3. (of a horse, cow, etc.) having the back and ribs bound tightly by the hide.
Barmy - adj. 1. containing or resembling barm; frothy. 2. (British Slang) balmy.
Superannuated - adj. 1. retired because of age or infirmity. 2. too old for use, work, service, or a position. 3. antiquated or obsolete.
Pulchritude - n. physical beauty; comeliness.
Suborn - v. (used with object) 1. to bribe or induce (someone) unlawfully or secretly to perform some misdeed or to commit a crime. 2. (Law) a. to induce (a person, especially a witness) to give false testimony. b. to obtain (false testimony) from a witness.
Insinuate - v. (used with object) 1. to suggest or hint slyly. 2. to instill or infuse subtly or artfully, as into the mind. 3. to bring or introduce into a position or relation by indirect or artful methods. v. (used without object) 4. to make insinuations.
Venal - adj. 1. willing to sell one’s influence, especially in return for a bribe; open to bribery; mercenary. 2. able to be purchased, as by a bribe. 3. associated with or characterized by bribery.
Inveighing - v. (used without object) to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words; rail (usually followed by against).
Rebarbative - adj. causing annoyance, irritation, or aversion; repellent.