Word of the Every Other Day

machinate \MAK-uh-neyt\


to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose: to machinate the overthrow of the government.

 …his malevolent memory would machinate on [it], until the day the darkness he so passionately believed in but just as passionately tried to avoid finally descended. — Michael Walsh, Early Warning, 2010

You do not think I am intelligent enough to scheme? Then I haven’t the wits necessary to machinate? — Connie Brockway, So Enchanting, 2009

Machinate entered English from the Latin machina in the first half of the fifteenth century.

Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for machinate

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