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Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
prance - move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)