- Chicanery implies the use of clever but tricky talk or action, esp. in legal actions
- Trickery implies the use of tricks or ruses in deceiving others
- Subterfuge suggests an artifice or stratagem used to hide one's true objective, to evade something, or to gain some end
- Fraud suggests deliberate deception in dishonestly depriving a person of property, rights, etc.
- Deception is applied to anything that deceives, whether by design or illusion