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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
disclaim - disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
indecisive - marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
inamorata - woman whom a man loves
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull