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Verb
Present participle for to create or think of by clever use of the imagination
“The real miracle, though, is that you could contrive a way to have a food crisis.”
Verb
Present participle for manage to do something foolish or create an undesirable situation
“Where other managements would somehow contrive to squeeze double the number of rooms within the same confines, they always seems to go in the opposite direction, as though trying to see how few rooms he can incorporate.”
Verb
Present participle for to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends
Adjective
Given to or marked by cheating and deception
Adjective
Given to acting in secret and to concealing one's intentions
Adjective
Which has the ability to calculate
Noun
The action of inventing something, typically a process or device
Noun
Something manufactured
Adjective
Attempting to achieve goals by cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous methods, especially in politics or in advancing one's career
Adjective
Conspiratorial
Noun
The action of building something, typically a large structure
Adjective
Causing to function
Adjective
Having or showing an ability to deal with people in a sensitive and tactful way
Noun
The process of making or producing something
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