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Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
resonant - (of a sound) echoing; resounding(sounding loudly); deep and full in sound; producing resonance; Ex. resonant voice; N. resonance
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
pillage - plunder
vilify - slander; speak evil of; N. vilification
alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous