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v. con·spired, con·spir·ing, con·spires
1. To plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
2. To join or act together; combine: "Semisweet chocolate, cocoa powder, espresso, Cognac, and vanilla all conspire to intensify [the cake's] flavor" (Sally Schneider).
To plan or plot secretly.

[Middle English conspiren, from Old French, from Latin cōnspīrāre : com-, com- + spīrāre, to breathe.]

con·spir′er n.
con·spir′ing·ly adv.
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Then my family and the guests engaged in their adult conversation and I settled in my childish world with Christmas presents and a Christmas tree with fairy tale characters conspiringly swaying on its branches.
But note also the momentary dyslexic metathesis that turns the first line's videtur into "divide her," as eyes grope back and forth conspiringly, breathingly, along the Latin line.