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conspiracy

con·spir·a·cy

conspiracy

 
pronunciation:
kn spi rih si
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: conspiracies
definition 1: a secret agreement or plan among two or more persons to perform a crime or other wrongful act.
synonyms:
cabal, collusion, connivance
similar words:
intrigue, machination, plot, scheme
definition 2: a group engaged in such an agreement or plan.
synonyms:
cabal
similar words:
confederacy
definition 3: the carrying out of such a plan.
similar words:
intrigue
definition 4: the working together or concurrence, esp. of natural forces.
a conspiracy of moonlight and stillness
similar words:
collusion, concurrence, cooperation, synchronicity
derivations: conspiratorial (adj.), conspiratory (adj.), conspiratorially (adv.)
Word Parts
The word conspiracy contains the following parts:
-cy Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state of or quality of