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1 machination

A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends.

synonym: intrigue.

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more

Roget 702: cunning, craft; cunningness, craftiness etc. adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering etc. v.; temporization; circumvention.    chicane, ... show more

Dutch: machinatie, manoeuvre
Polish: intryga

Moby thesaurus: artifice, behind-the-scenes influence, cabal, chicane, chicanery, collusion, complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, contriving, counterplot, covin, deep-laid plot, design, designing, devices ... show more.

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