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artifice - deception; trickery
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
rendezvous - meeting place; meeting at a set time or place; V.
caldron - (cauldron) large kettle
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
allegiance - loyalty
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye