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Mar 11, 2016
This week’s theme
Unfamiliar cousins of everyday words

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chicane
derogate
ludic
altercate
complot

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complot

PRONUNCIATION:
(KOM-plot, for verb: kuhm-PLOT)

MEANING:
noun: A plot or conspiracy.
verb tr., intr.: To plot or conspire.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French complot (crowd, plot). Earliest documented use: 1577.

USAGE:
“The complot is obvious. It’s only a matter of smelling out details.”
Lee Williams; Author of Destiny; Livingston Press; 2002.

See more usage examples of complot in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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