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subterfuge

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈsʌbtərˌfyudʒ//
 
[uncountable, countable] (formal)
 
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a secret, usually dishonest, way of behaving Journalists often use subterfuge to obtain material for stories. a political subterfuge
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