Know Your Next Word : despot
24. despot :
an absolute ruler, an autocrat
The manager of the office was a despot. Workers who disagreed with him were fired.
The island kingdom was ruled by a ruthless despot who executed suspected rebels at noon each day in the village square.
To act like a despot is to be despotic. There was cheering in the street when the country's despotic government was overthrown.
Irresponsible power in human hands so naturally leads to it, that cruelty has become associated with despot and tyrant.
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