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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
herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
delusion - false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance