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March 3, 2024

Word of the Day: Connive

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Word of the Day
: March 3, 2024

\kuh-NYVE\ verb

What It Means

To connive is to secretly help someone do something dishonest or illegal.

// Roger suspected that his coworkers were conniving to get him fired when in reality they were planning his surprise birthday party.

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