shenanigan, wile, guile, chicane, chicanery, trickery
n. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
guile, deceitfulness, craftiness
n. the quality of being crafty
wiliness, slyness, guile, foxiness, cunning, craftiness, craft
n. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
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fast one, trick
n. a cunning or deceitful action or device; "he played a trick on me"; "he pulled a fast one and got away with it"
n. any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
stratagem, gambit, ploy
n. a maneuver in a game or conversation
artifice, ruse
n. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
n. an attempt to get you to do something foolish or imprudent; "that offer was a dirty trick"
n. the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
n. the quality of being dishonest
n. the tendency to be untruthful
n. the quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage
attainment, acquisition, acquirement, accomplishment, skill
n. an ability that has been acquired by training
superior skill
n. more than ordinary ability
manual dexterity, sleight, dexterity
n. adroitness in using the hands
sophistication, sophistry, sophism
n. a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
manoeuvre, maneuver, tactics, tactic
n. a plan for attaining a particular goal
n. a clandestine love affair
deception, deceit, misrepresentation
n. a misleading falsehood
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"
duplicity, fraudulence
n. a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
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