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 for intrigue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intrigue \In*trigue"\ ([i^]n*tr[=e]g"), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Intrigued (-tr[=e]gd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Intriguing.] [F.
     intriguer, OF. intriquer, entriquer; cf. It. intrigare. See
     Intricate, Extricate.]
     1. To form a plot or scheme; to contrive to accomplish a
        purpose by secret artifice.
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     2. To carry on a secret and illicit love or amour.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intrigue \In*trigue"\, v. t.
     To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to
     embarrass. [Obs.]
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           How doth it [sin] perplex and intrique the whole course
           of your lives!                           --Dr. J.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Intrigue \In*trigue"\, n. [Cf. F. intrique. See Intrigue, v.
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     1. Intricacy; complication. [Obs.] --Sir M. Hale.
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     2. A complicated plot or scheme intended to effect some
        purpose by secret artifice; conspiracy; stratagem.
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              Busy meddlers with intrigues of state. --Pomfret.
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     3. The plot of a play or romance; a complicated scheme of
        designs, actions, and events. --Pope.
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     4. A secret and illicit love affair between two persons of
        different sexes; an amour; a liaison.
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              The hero of a comedy is represented victorious in
              all his intrigues.                    --Swift.
     Syn: Plot; scheme; conspiracy; machination.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually
           sinister) ends [syn: intrigue, machination]
      2: a clandestine love affair
      v 1: cause to be interested or curious [syn: intrigue,
      2: form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner [syn: scheme,
         intrigue, connive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  178 Moby Thesaurus words for "intrigue":
     Byzantine intrigues, absorb, adulterous affair, adultery, affair,
     amor, amour, angle, appeal, art, artful dodge, artfulness,
     artifice, attract, backstairs influence, becharm, beguile, bewitch,
     blind, brew, cabal, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, charm,
     chicanery, cogitate, collogue, collude, collusion, complicity,
     complot, concoct, confederacy, connections, connivance, connive,
     conspiracy, conspire, contrivance, contrive, contriving, cook up,
     countermine, counterplot, coup, covin, craft, craftiness,
     credibility gap, cuckoldry, cute trick, deals, deceit,
     deceitfulness, deception, deep-laid plot, design, device, devise,
     disingenuousness, dodge, double-dealing, enchant, engineer,
     engineering, enrapture, enravish, entanglement, enthrall, entrance,
     eternal triangle, excite, expedient, fakement, falseheartedness,
     fascinate, feint, fetch, finagle, finagling, finesse, flirtation,
     forbidden love, forswearing, frame, frame up, frame-up, fraud,
     gambit, game, games, gerrymander, gimmick, grift, guile,
     hanky-panky, hatch, hatch a plot, hatch up, hypnotize,
     illicit love, infatuate, infidelity, influence peddling,
     insincerity, interest, intimacy, intrigues, jockey, jugglery,
     knavery, lay a plot, liaison, little game, lobbying, lobbyism,
     love affair, machinate, machination, maneuver, maneuvering,
     manipulate, manipulation, mesmerize, move, operate, perjury, pique,
     play games, plot, plotting, ploy, ploys, practice, pull strings,
     racket, red herring, rig, rigging, romance, romantic tie, ropes,
     ruse, scheme, schemery, schemes, scheming, sharp practice, shift,
     sleight, spell, spellbind, stratagem, strategy, strings,
     subterfuge, tactic, titillate, transport, triangle, trick,
     trickery, uncandidness, uncandor, underplot, unfaithfulness,
     unfrankness, unsincereness, untruthfulness, vamp, wangle,
     web of intrigue, wile, wily device, wire-pulling, wires, witch

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