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covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
maleficient - doing evil; N. maleficience
cistern - reservoir or water tank
rummage - ransack; thoroughly search
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach