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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
harangue - long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
commodious - spacious and comfortable
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits