Controversy: public disagreement

Patriarch: an older man is powerful within an organization

Kingdom: a country, state, or territory ruled by a king or queen

Sentence example: There has been controversy in the kingdom over the appointment of a new Patriarch with supporters of different candidates facing off with one another.

The Power Memory Strategy:

  • Controversy: Link to contr-, i.e. contra, contradict ⇒ opposition; disagreement
  • Kingdom: Link to –dom, i.e. people as a whole ⇒ the people are ruled by a king
  • Patriarch:
    • Link to patr-, i.e. papa; senior male
    • Link to –arch, i.e. ruling
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