Also adding to the intrigue late last year was a very sudden change in the rules of succession.
The man at the center of this web of intrigue is Saif Gaddafi, the shaven-headed son of the Libyan dictator.
Hanford offers everything a storyteller could want,” said the narrator, including “intrigue” and “patriotism.
1610s, "to trick, deceive, cheat" (earlier entriken, late 14c.), from French intriguer (16c.), from Italian intrigare "to plot, meddle," from Latin intricare "entangle" (see intricate). Meaning "to plot or scheme" first recorded 1714; that of "to excite curiosity" is from 1894. Related: Intrigued; intriguing (1680s, "plotting, scheming;" meaning "exciting curiosity" is from 1909).
1640s, probably from intrigue (v.).