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intrigue

2 noun
     
in‧trigue2
[uncountable and countable] the making of secret plans to harm someone or make them lose their position of power, or a plan of this kind:
It's an exciting story of political intrigue and murder.
a web of intrigue (=complicated set of secret plans)
intrigue of
the political intrigues of the capital

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