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  • 141 premeditate — pre·med·i·tate /pri me də ˌtāt/ vb tat·ed, tat·ing vt: to think about or consider beforehand must premeditate the killing and deliberate about it W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr. vi: to think or consider beforehand Merriam Webster’s Dictionary… …

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  • 142 arrange — I (methodize) verb adapt, adjust, allocate, apportion, bring into order, bring to terms, collocate, come to an agreement, come to terms, componere, constituere, coordinate, determine, devise, digerere, direct, fix, fix the order, group, manage,… …

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  • 143 compose — I verb accomplish, achieve, actualize, arrange, author, be responsible, be the agent, be the cause of, be the reason, bring about, bring into being, bring into effect, bring into existence, build, call into being, call into existence, carry into… …

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  • 144 conceive — I (comprehend) verb absorb, accept, appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, conceptualize, conjure up, digest, discern, envisage, envision, fathom, figure out, form a conception, grasp, have an idea, ideate, image, imagine, know, perceive, picture,… …

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  • 145 conspire — con·spire /kən spīr/ vi con·spired, con·spir·ing [Latin conspirare to be in harmony, to join in an unlawful agreement, from com together + spirare to breathe]: to join in a conspiracy compare solicit Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam… …

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  • 146 imagine — I verb apprehend, assume, believe, compose, conceive, conclude, conjure, conjure up, contrive, create, deduce, delineate, depict, devise, dream, envision, expect, fabricate, fancy, gather, guess, ideate, improvise, infer, invent, judge, make up,… …

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  • 147 maneuver — I (tactic) noun approach, course of conduct, decursio, decursus, device, line of action, management, manipulation, mode of procedure, move, operation, plan of attack, planned campaign, procedure, scheme, stratagem, strategy, stroke, undertaking… …

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  • 148 scheme — n 1: a combination of elements (as statutes or regulations) that are connected, adjusted, and integrated by design: a systematic plan or program an administrative inspection scheme 2: a crafty, unethical, or fraudulent project a scheme to defraud …

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  • 149 build — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. construct, make, fashion; erect; found. See form, production. n. physique, body. See building. Ant., demolish, raze. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To construct] Syn. erect, construct, frame, raise, rear,… …

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  • 150 concoct — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. prepare, invent, devise, contrive; brew; mix, cook; plan, make up, hatch. See preparation, falsehood. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To make by combining ingredients] Syn. compound, prepare, formulate; see …

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  • 151 design — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. plan, intention, scheme, project; representation, drawing, diagram, pattern; decoration; purpose, method. v. t. plan, intend; draw, sketch. See painting. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Arrangement for… …

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  • 152 formulate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. frame, devise, concoct, formularize. See method, plan. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. express, give form to, set down; see express 1 , form 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To convey in language or… …

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  • 153 hatch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. invent, contrive, originate; incubate; concoct, devise. See falsehood, imagination, plan. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To bring forth] Syn. bear, lay eggs, give birth; see produce 1 . 2. [To plan] Syn.… …

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  • 154 maneuver — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. artifice, stratagem, tactic. See cunning, plan. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A movement, usually military] Syn. stratagem, movement, procedure; see plan 2 , tactics . 2. [A trick] Syn. trick, subterfuge,… …

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  • 155 scheme — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. plan, plot, project, design, intrigue; system, method; cunning. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. project, design, plot, stratagem; see plan 2 , system 2 . See Synonym Study at plan . v. Syn. intrigue, contrive …

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  • 156 shift — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. veer, vary, change; equivocate; contrive, get along; transfer; substitute. n. change, substitution, dislocation; expedient, subterfuge, trick. See deviation, cunning. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A change]… …

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  • 157 wangle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v., informal, wheedle, inveigle, coax; extort, wring, wrench; contrive, get by hook or crook, con (sl.), rustle up (sl.). See stealing, acquisition. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. get, acquire, procure; see… …

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  • 158 weave — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. interlace, intertwine, twine, entwine; loom, spin, fabricate; plait, pleat, pleach, braid, mat; contrive, construct. See crossing, plan. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pattern, design, method of weaving,… …

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  • 159 dream up — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. devise, contrive, concoct; see imagine 1 , invent 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) vt. think up, concoct, *cook up, devise, invent, hatch, imagine. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To use ingenuity in making, developing,… …

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  • 160 Cunning — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Cunning >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cunning cunning craft Sgm: N 1 cunningness cunningness craftiness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 subtlety subtlety artificiality Sgm: N 1 maneuvering maneuvering …

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