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The websites, subterfuge , and paid surrogates cost them money. Delving into why this slaughter never happened uncovers a story of spy-craft, subterfuge and tightly-kept secrets. The witnesses were used in the worst possible way, as a sort of subterfuge to play on emotions. Fitzpatrick came to Boston well suited to deal with subterfuge and corruption. A book that will remain relevant as long as governments use ludicrous forms of subterfuge to disguise deviant behavior.
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To save this word, you'll need to log in. We borrowed the word and meaning from Late Latin subterfugium. That word contains the Latin prefix subter-, meaning "secretly," which derives from the adverb subter, meaning "underneath. Examples of subterfuge in a Sentence And the same kind of subterfuge that causes employees to open a virus-laden attachment could also lead them to unknowingly install programs that ship all their data to unscrupulous competitors. Originally it was a fake diamond used as a subterfuge during her days as an activist in Central America … — Annie Leibovitz , Vogue , February The first pool appeared on the scene in , organized to manipulate stock of the U. Members of a pool contributed money, which was handed over to a single operator, who put into effect various strategies and subterfuges. He could depress the price of a stock, buy a lot at the low point, then artificially raise the price, and sell at a profit; or he might sell short, then depress the price and make a profit.