Camarilla

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Camarilla is noun that means a small group of people with a shared purpose.

Our word of the day comes from Spanish. It’s the diminutive of the word camera (COM ay rah) meaning ’room,’ as in a place where political cliques and plotters are likely to meet. The word soon evolved to refer to the plotters themselves. It has also expanded to use outside of politics.

The CEO knew things were serious when a camarilla of employees gathered outside his office. He didn’t know why they had united, but he knew it had to be important.

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