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mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
gainsay - deny
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
coiffure - hairstyle
piquant - pleasantly tart-tasting; spicy; pleasantly stimulating; Ex. piquant situation when my old enemy asked for my help
leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
ensconce - settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)