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stratagem

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈstræt.ə.dʒəm/ us    /ˈstræt̬-/
a carefully planned way of achieving or dealing with something, often involving a trick: Her stratagem for dealing with her husband's infidelities was to ignore them. He was a master of stratagem.Plotting and trappingPlanning, expecting and arrangingCheating and tricking
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