- machination as a noun:
A crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends.
Dutch: machinatie, manoeuvre
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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