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Stratagem

Stratagem

WordNet



noun


(1)   A maneuver in a game or conversation
(2)   An elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
"His testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
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Etymology


From < < < < ; see .

Noun



  1. A deceptive tactic designed to gain the upper hand. Typically, involves underhanded dealings and obfuscation.