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Noun
The secret planning of something illicit or detrimental
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“Nor, unlike his enemies and discreditors, will he flatter or resort to political intrigue to achieve his ends.”
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A secret love affair
“She detected her husband in an intrigue with a mystery woman.”
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An air of mystery, typically arousing curiosity
“A continuum of emerging tracks online only adds to the intrigue surrounding the band.”
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A typically complicated or compromising involvement with something
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A secret agreement for an illegal purpose
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Things that go on, occur, or happen
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The act or pressure of giving in to a desire especially when ill-advised
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The action or state of being unfaithful to a spouse or other sexual partner
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A small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics
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An illegal or dishonest scheme for obtaining money
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Verb
To hold the attention of
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“The novelty of the situation would certainly intrigue me.”
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Make secret plans to do something illicit or detrimental to someone
“The chiefs of the rival factories would intrigue with the native princes for exclusive privileges.”
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To prepare something in advance
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To lower in character, dignity, or quality
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