|part of speech:
||a shrewd or clever trick.
It was a clever ruse, and while others were taken in by this artifice, she was not.
- device, ruse, stratagem, trick
- similar words:
- chicanery, deceit, deception, dodge, maneuver, plot, scheme, subterfuge, wile
||inventiveness or ingenuity.
- cunning, ingenuity, inventiveness
||cheat, device, intrigue, ploy, trap, trick