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subterfuge

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noun
  • an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc [Webster]
  • trick or excuse, esp one used to avoid difficulties, blame, failure, etc [Barron]
  • deception by artifice or stratagem in order to conceal, escape, or evade [Taisha]

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