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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age