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nepotism


That country has a reputation for rampant corruption and nepotism.
  favoritism from those in power shown to relatives or close friends — such as giving them jobs
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  • That country has a reputation for rampant corruption and nepotism.
  • John F. Kennedy was accused of nepotism for his appointment of his brother Robert Kennedy as Attorney General of the United States.
  • Despite the whiff of nepotism, it wasn’t as if Kevin didn’t earn his way; his dad spent fewer than twenty hours a week in the office these days, which usually left Kevin working closer to sixty.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • The other apprentices had envied Clarke’s assignment, and had complained of nepotism when they discovered that Dr. Lahiri was one of her father’s closest friends.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100

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  • The era of aristocracy, nepotism, and inequality is over, fellowhamwaians.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Zeitoun was convinced Ahmad was treating him a bit more roughly than the others, to compensate for any suspicions of nepotism, but he didn’t mind.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The city’s political structure is said to be rife with corruption, favor-peddling and nepotism.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Despite their frequent phone conversations, the president sees his younger brother as a guy who’s benefited from nepotism, for it was Joseph Kennedy who insisted that JFK hire Bobby as attorney general.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • A wiry five-eight, graycropped, gray eyes back of horn-rims and heavy glass, cycling between preoccupation and near-frantic darting, he had had a way of verbalizing half-completed thoughts as he went along, so that you might begin to think him a representative of that tribe which had come into positions of small authority by means of nepotism or politics.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
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Associated words [difficulty]:   nepotism [8]
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