Machination Adjective Synonyms
plotting, scheming, intriguing, manoeuvring, designing, manipulating, plot, scheme, intrigue, maneuver, design, stratagem, ruse, trick, trickery, artifice, dirty trick(s), wile, manipulation, ploy, tactic(s), move, gambit
He escaped from the machinations of his enemies. Must you resort to such machinations merely to get them to listen.
Entertainment / Literature / Conflict: The opposition between two characters (such as a protagonist and an antagonist), between two large groups of people, or between the protagonist and a larger problem such as forces of nature, ideas, pu MORE