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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
beatific - giving or showing bliss; blissful
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated