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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
contiguous - adjacent to; touching upon
deluge - flood; rush; V.
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
invective - abuse
eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.