intricate plot

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  • intricate — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin intricatus, past participle of intricare to entangle, from in + tricae trifles, complications Date: 15th century 1. having many complexly interrelating parts or elements ; complicated < intricate… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intricate — adjective intricate designs etched into the glass an intricate plot Syn: complex, complicated, convoluted, tangled, entangled, twisted; elaborate, ornate, detailed, baroque, delicate; involuted; bewildering, confusing, perplexing, labyrinthi …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Plot (narrative) — Plot is a literary term defined as the events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another in a pattern, in a sequence, through cause and effect, or by coincidence. One is generally interested in how well this pattern of… …   Wikipedia

  • plot — [plät] n. [ME < OE, piece of land: some meanings infl. by COMPLOT] 1. a small area of ground marked off for some special use [garden plot, cemetery plot] 2. a chart or diagram, as of a building or estate 3. [short for COMPLOT] a secret,… …   English World dictionary

  • plot — I n. conspiracy 1) to devise, hatch; weave a plot 2) to foil, thwart a plot 3) to expose a plot 4) a cunning, diabolic; sinister plot 5) a plot against 6) a plot to + inf. (to expose a plot to overthrow the government) story 7) to build,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • plot — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. diagram, plan, outline; field, enclosure, paddock, lot; scheme, conspiracy, intrigue, collusion. See region. v. conspire, machinate, scheme, intrigue; chart, plan, lay out. See cunning. II (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

  • Popish Plot — The execution of the five Jesuits The Popish Plot was a fictitious conspiracy concocted by Titus Oates that gripped England, Wales and Scotland in Anti Catholic hysteria between 1678 and 1681.[1] Oates alleged that there existed an extens …   Wikipedia

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  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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