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A trick, scheme, or plan for deceiving an enemy in war
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  1. A trick, scheme, or plan for deceiving an enemy in war
  2. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
  3. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
A difficult, dexterous, or clever act designed to amuse:
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  1. A difficult, dexterous, or clever act designed to amuse:
  2. (Informal, old) A child or girl, esp. one viewed as cute or pretty
  3. A special skill; a knack:
A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
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  1. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
  2. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
  3. A beguiling or coquettish trick
A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
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  1. A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
  2. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
  3. A stratagem, trick, or artifice
A trick or stratagem.
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  1. A trick or stratagem.
  2. Slyness and cunning in dealing with others
  3. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
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  1. Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.
  2. Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.
  3. The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
A dishonest action or trick; fraud or lie
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  1. A dishonest action or trick; fraud or lie
  2. A stratagem; a trick.
  3. (Law) The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury.
(Obs.) Knowledge, understanding, or judgment
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  1. (Obs.) Knowledge, understanding, or judgment
  2. An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
  3. A developed talent or ability:
An ingenious device, stratagem, etc.
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  1. An ingenious device, stratagem, etc.
  2. The quality of being ingenious; cleverness, originality, skill, etc.
  3. Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness.
The quality of being inventive; the faculty of inventing.
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  1. The quality of being inventive; the faculty of inventing.
The fact or condition of being deceived
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  1. The fact or condition of being deceived
  2. The use of deceit.
  3. A ruse; a trick.
An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
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  1. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
  2. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
  3. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
The act of dodging:
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  1. The act of dodging:
  2. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
  3. A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose.
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  1. A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose.
  2. A military attack or maneuver that is meant to divert attention away from a planned point of attack.
  3. A body movement that is intended to divert another's attention, often by being deliberately left uncompleted:
A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
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  1. A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
  2. A secret means of controlling a gambling device
  3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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  1. The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
  2. The act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception
A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
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  1. A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
  2. A typically metal fishing lure with one or more hooks, usually deployed with a jiggling motion on or near the bottom.
  3. A device, often with metal surfaces, used as a guide for a tool or as a template
A series of aircraft movements executed by the pilot according to a specific pattern, as a roll, a loop, etc.
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  1. A series of aircraft movements executed by the pilot according to a specific pattern, as a roll, a loop, etc.
  2. A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
  3. Any skillful change of movement or direction in driving or controlling a vehicle or craft
An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
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  1. An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
  2. An action or maneuver intended to outwit or disconcert another person
A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
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  1. A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
  2. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
  3. A stratagem, trick, or artifice
Cunning or craft used in deceiving
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  1. Cunning or craft used in deceiving
  2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
  3. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
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  1. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
  2. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
  3. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
Deception used to achieve an end:
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  1. Deception used to achieve an end:
  2. Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
A special skill; a knack:
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  1. A special skill; a knack:
  2. A peculiar event with unexpected, often deceptive results:
  3. An act of jugglery or sleight of hand; also, an illusion of the kind created by legerdemain
A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
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  1. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
  2. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
  3. A beguiling or coquettish trick
An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
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  1. An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
  2. A playful or mischievous act; a prank:
The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
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  1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
  2. (Informal) A taking in; specif., cheating, trickery, etc. or a deception, trick, etc.
Such activity in the visual or plastic arts:
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  1. Such activity in the visual or plastic arts:
  2. Products of this activity; imaginative works considered as a group:
  3. A skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation:
The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
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  1. The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
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  1. Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
  2. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
  3. A special skill, art, or dexterity
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  1. Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.
  2. The natural wit or instincts of an animal.
  3. Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.
The characteristic or quality of being foxy
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  1. The characteristic or quality of being foxy
Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
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  1. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
  2. A trick or stratagem.
  3. Slyness and cunning in dealing with others
(Countable) The result or product of being sly.
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  1. (Countable) The result or product of being sly.
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being being sly.
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