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ruse

ruse

 
pronunciation:
ruz
part of speech: noun
definition: a trick, pretense, or diversion intended to deceive or mislead.
They made up a ruse to keep him away from the house before the surprise party.
synonyms:
deceit, deception, device, dodge, gimmick, hoax, ploy, pretense, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile
similar words:
artifice, chicanery, curve, shift