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chicanery

noun [U]     /ʃɪˈkeɪ.nər.i/ US  /-nɚ-/ formal
clever, dishonest talk or behaviour that is used to deceive people: The investigation revealed political chicanery and corruption at the highest levels.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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