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con·spir·a·cy

conspiracy

 
 
pronunciation:
kn spi rih si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: conspiracies
definition: a secret agreement among two or more people to do something wrong or illegal; plot.
The queen discovered a conspiracy to end her rule.
similar words:
intrigue, plot, scheme
derivations: conspiratorial (adj.), conspiratory (adj.), conspiratorially (adv.)
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The word conspiracy contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
spir, spiro Latin root that means breathe
-cy Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means state of or quality of