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The dict-ified word of the day is machination

| source : web1913 | Machination \Mach`i*na"tion\, n. [L. machinatio: cf. F. machination.] 1. The act of machinating. --Shak. 2. That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot. Devilish machinations come to naught. --Milton. His ingenious machinations had failed. --Macaulay. | source : wn | machination n : covert and involved plotting to achieve your ends [syn: {intrigue}] | source : devils | MACHINATION, n. The method employed by one's opponents in baffling one's open and honorable efforts to do the right thing. So plain the advantages of machination It constitutes a moral obligation, And honest wolves who think upon't with loathing Feel bound to don the sheep's deceptive clothing. So prospers still the diplomatic art, And Satan bows, with hand upon his heart. R.S.K.

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