The opulence of the gifts is legendary, and it used to be that the presenters and performers at the ceremony also received them.
He claims the cooperation came from people who are fed up with the corruption and opulence displayed by many Afghan officials.
We see it at several different periods, from the height of its opulence in the 1930s to the shabby Communist look of the 1960s.
c.1510, from Middle French opulence (16c.), from Latin opulentia, from opulentus "wealthy," dissimilated from *op-en-ent-, related to ops "wealth, power, resources," opus "work, labor, exertion," from PIE root *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus).