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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
illimitable - infinite; limitless
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
alcove - nook; recess
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave