4. have an affair, keep trysts, carry on, take a mistress; philander, play Lothario, Sl. swing, Sl. run or play or fool around, Sl. cheat.
-n. 5. finagling, wangling, contriving; machination, manipulation, Machiavellianism; plot, conspiracy, complot, cabal; scheme, maneuver, trickery, subterfuge, guile, craftiness; dirty trick, racket, duplicity, double-dealing, deception, dodge; stratagem, ruse, wile, cunning, artifice, expedient.
6. amour, liaison, affair; adultery, lascivious carriage, lasciviousness, lewdness; cheating, Inf. hanky-panky; tryst, assignation.
intriguer, n. intrigant, finagler, wangler, manipulator, machinator; plotter, schemer, Machiavelli, conspirator; snake, snake in the grass, Sl. baddie, Sl. yutz, not nice person, trickster, someone who can't be trusted as far as you can throw him or throw a piano; sly boots, Sl. cutie, Sl. sharpy, charmer, charm school graduate, seducer, fast shuffler, fast dealer.
intriguing, adj. 1. interesting, attractive, absorbing, appealing, fascinating; stimulating, arousing, stirring, exciting; beguiling, diverting, charming, captivating, seductive; engaging, inviting, winning.
2. sly, wily, devious, Machiavellian; crafty, tricky, cunning, foxy; subtle, Sl. slick, slippery; circuitous, tortuous, crooked, sinister; designing, conniving, deceptive.
intrinsic, adj. 1. indwelling, immanent, inherent, indigenous; inborn, inbred, innate, connate, connatural, natural, natural-born, native, ingenerate; congenital, hereditary, inherited, in the blood, in the family*
2. inveterate, rooted, deep-rooted, planted, implanted, fixed, infixed, ineradicable; permanent, inseparable, built-in; engrained, inwrought, enwrought, in the grain.
3. true, real, genuine, authentic, actual, honest; essential, basic, organic, radical, constitutional, fundamental, substantial.
introduce, v. 1. (of persons) acquaint, get [s.o.] acquainted, make known to each other, bring together, put on speaking terms; present formally, make introductions.
2. present, announce, present to an audience, bring in; usher in, ring in, harbinger, herald.
3. originate, start, begin, inaugurate, launch, break ground; instigate, set in motion, take the first step toward, start the ball rolling on, bring into use; create, beget, engender, father, conceive of, give birth to, bring into being, coin; institute, pioneer, found, establish, actuate, set up.
4. propose, suggest, mention, broach, bring up, bring before the public, bring to [s.o.'s] attention, bring into notice; advocate, advance, promote, speak for or in favor of.
5. preface, precede, prelude, premise, lead into, make introductory remarks or comments; open, commence, start off, begin, lead off; explain, give an explanation of, give an exposition on, give the background on, acquaint [s.o.] with the subject.
6. insert, interject, inject, interpose, interpolate, intercalate, put or place or set into, bring into; incorporate, interfuse, interweave, intertwine, interwind, interwork, work in, blend or fold in; insinuate, infuse, instill, implant, embed.
introduction, n. 1. acquaintance, acquaintedness, acquaintanceship; knowledge, familiarity, awareness.
2. presentation, announcement, heralding, harbin-gering.
3. foreword, preface, preamble, prelude, prologue, prolegomenon, proem, preliminary, prelim., Gk. prologos, Inf. intro; opening, lead, commencement, beginning, start; exposition, explanation, explication, opening or introductory remarks or comments.