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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
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
sluggard - lazy person
ductile - malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled
blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical