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devisal, contrivance
n. the act of devising something
lash-up, contrivance
n. any improvised arrangement for temporary use
contrivance
n. an artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.; "the plot contained too many improbable contrivances to be believable"
dodge, stratagem, contrivance
n. an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
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artifice, ruse
n. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
programme, program, plan
n. a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished; "they drew up a six-step plan"; "they discussed plans for a new bond issue"
system
n. a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
manoeuvre, maneuver, tactics, tactic
n. a plan for attaining a particular goal
intrigue
n. a clandestine love affair
cabal, conspiracy
n. a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)
blind, subterfuge
n. something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
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contrivance
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