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plot

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1 a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends

  • the Secret Service uncovered just in time a plot to assassinate the President
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2 a small area of usually open land

  • grew vegetables in a little plot
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3 a small piece of land that is developed or available for development

  • subdivided the old farm into plots for tract houses
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4 the unfolding of events in a dramatic or literary work

  • wrote novels in which the plot was always subordinate to the characterizations
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plot, intrigue, machination, conspiracy, cabal mean a plan secretly devised to accomplish an evil or treacherous end. plot implies careful foresight in planning a complex scheme.
    • an assassination plot
intrigue suggests secret underhanded maneuvering in an atmosphere of duplicity.
    • backstairs intrigue
machination implies a contriving of annoyances, injuries, or evils by indirect means.
    • the machinations of a party boss
conspiracy implies a secret agreement among several people usually involving treason or great treachery.
    • a conspiracy to fix prices
cabal typically applies to political intrigue involving persons of some eminence.
    • a cabal among powerful senators

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plot

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to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends

  • mobsters were caught plotting to take over the company
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