May 29th, 2018

dwell in possibility

Word of the Day 05/29/18 Machiavellian

Machiavellian (adjective, noun)
Machiavellian or Mach·i·a·vel·i·an [mak-ee-uh-vel-ee-uh n]


adjective
1. of, like, or befitting Machiavelli.
2. being or acting in accordance with the principles of government analyzed in Machiavelli's The Prince, in which political expediency is placed above morality and the use of craft and deceit to maintain the authority and carry out the policies of a ruler is described.
3. characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning, deception, expediency, or dishonesty: He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead.

noun
4. a follower of the principles analyzed or described in The Prince, especially with reference to techniques of political manipulation.

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Origin: First recorded in 1560–70; Machiavelli + -an

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Dreamy's Up Next

got about 2 hrs in all together...some editing and some graphic stuff for the book map. Still have some RP posts to make, but also want to catch up on Legion so...those posts will probably come tomorrow.

Run with it, Dreamy...get us nearly down the home stretch :)