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etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words
brawl - noisy quarrel
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
rummage - ransack; thoroughly search
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee