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stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
multiform - having many forms
trident - three-pronged spear
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
inquisitive - eager for knowledge; unduly curious
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution