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::: ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
::: machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
::: referendum - direct vote by all the people
::: dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
::: recapitulate - summarize
::: maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
::: dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
::: subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
::: covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
::: transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong