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Shakespearean villain one with a company around him (7)


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'shakespearean villain' is the definition.
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'one with a company around him' is the wordplay.
'one' becomes 'i' (Roman numeral).
'with' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'company' becomes 'co' (abbreviation).
'around' indicates putting letters inside.
'co' going around 'him' is 'chimo'.

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(Other definitions for iachimo that I've seen before include "role in Cymbeline" , "Shakespearean character" .)

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