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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
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
dotage - senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
monograph - scholarly article
bland - soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive