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noun as in deception

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Karen doesn’t have to keep up the subterfuge by returning through the same door.

Across eight episodes, the drama explores the perspectives of various family members engaged in personal feuds and business subterfuge.

From Ozy

She sought out affairs that required subterfuge and lies, then sabotaged them with open infidelities.

They were built so users could share banal life updates or pictures, their founders never anticipating their products would one day contribute to an attempted subterfuge of American democracy.

From Time

The deception, sabotage, and subterfuge continue throughout his quest to retake his home, and serve to spread the legend of “the Ghost,” a fallen samurai who has risen to exact revenge on the Mongol army.

From Time

The websites, subterfuge, and paid surrogates cost them money.

Delving into why this slaughter never happened uncovers a story of spy-craft, subterfuge and tightly-kept secrets.

So why, after a year of careful subterfuge, did Harry decide to publicly embrace Cressida on Wednesday morning?

The witnesses were used in the worst possible way, as a sort of subterfuge to play on emotions.

The best way to dismantle Israel as a Jewish state is through subterfuge.

"Only as a sister should think of an absent brother," returned Dorothy, ashamed of the subterfuge.

I never feared any thing but guilt, and I will not purchase life at the expense of a base subterfuge.

Necessity drove me to subterfuge: I pretended total inability to distinguish the needles.

He passionately denounced the surrender, the "policy of subterfuge and crooked ways," which threatened to founder Italy.

This was too transparent a subterfuge to deceive one even so unaccustomed to life in these solitudes as Jack Dudley.

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On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to subterfuge, such as: bluff, ploy, stratagem, artifice, device, and hoax.

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