From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "ringleader": Mahdi, agent provocateur, agitator, agitprop, bell cow, bell mare, bellwether, born leader, boss, cacique, catalyst, charismatic leader, choirmaster, choragus, conductor, coryphaeus, demagogue, duce, exciter, file leader, firebrand, fomenter, forerunner, fugleman, incendiary, inciter, inflamer, inspired leader, instigator, keynoter, leader, leader of men, man higher up, messiah, mischief-maker, pacemaker, pacesetter, policy maker, precentor, provocateur, provoker, rabble-rouser, rouser, sachem, seditionary, seditionist, standard-bearer, symphonic conductor, torchbearer, troublemaker, urger
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