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subterfuge

sub·ter·fuge

subterfuge

 
 
pronunciation:
suhb tr fyuj [or] suhb tr fyuzh
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part of speech: noun
definition: a stratagem or artifice used to hide, avoid, or deceive.
Pretending to be ill was a subterfuge; she simply wished to avoid taking an exam she wasn't prepared for.
synonyms:
artifice, contrivance, deceit, device, dodge, evasion, ruse, smoke screen, stratagem, trick, wile
similar words:
blind, deception, ploy
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