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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
celerity - speed; rapidity
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
epoch - period of time
apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President