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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
predecessor - former occupant of a post
tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
gracious - kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
defalcate - embezzle
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
irrelevant - not applicable; unrelated