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Retinue

noun The group following and attending to some important person

Machination

noun 1. The act of plotting 2. A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end

Conciliate

verb to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over

Unscathed

adjective not injured or harmed

Contrive

verb to plan with evil intent; scheme

Complicity

noun the state of being an accomplice; partnership or involvement in wrongdoing

Oration

noun a formal public speech, esp. one delivered on a special occasion, as on an anniversary, at a funeral, or at academic exercises

Morose

adjective gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood

Taciturn

adjective inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation

Haughty

adjective having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

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