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notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
apropos - with reference to; regarding; Ex. remarks apropos (of) the present situation; ADJ. ADV.
superimpose - place over something else
arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)