machination – A plot or scheme
To remember the definition of the word machination, use the following mnemonic:
One match and the nation (machination) will change. Well, that was the plot, but no one had a match.
Examples of machination in a sentence
Fortunately law enforcement stepped in before the crazed man could put his machination into action.
Reading about the criminals’ machination to rob the casino was enthralling.
Many spy movies revolve around a bad guy’s machination to take over the world.