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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
predicament - difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
tranquillity - calmness; peace
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
recreant - disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
wastrel - waster; profligate