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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
pretext - excuse
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily
retinue - following; attendants
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
cistern - reservoir or water tank
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
distrait - absentminded; distracted