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 for chicanery
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chicanery \Chi*can"er*y\, n. [F. chicanerie.]
     Mean or unfair artifice to perplex a cause and obscure the
     truth; stratagem; sharp practice; sophistry.
     [1913 Webster]
           Irritated by perpetual chicanery.        --Hallam.
     Syn: Trickery; sophistry; stratagem.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract
           money from them) [syn: trickery, chicanery, chicane,
           guile, wile, shenanigan]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "chicanery":
     art, artful dodge, artifice, bag of tricks, baseness, bickering,
     blind, bluff, boggling, bosey, captiousness, catch, caviling,
     cheating, chicane, chouse, collusion, connivance, connivery,
     conspiracy, contrivance, coup, covin, craft, curve, curve-ball,
     cute trick, deceit, deception, degradation, design, device,
     deviousness, dirty deal, dirty trick, dishonesty, dodge, dodgery,
     dodging, double-dealing, duplicity, equivocation, evasion,
     expedient, fakement, fast deal, feint, fencing, fetch, ficelle,
     foul play, fraud, furtiveness, gambit, game, gimmick, googly,
     grift, hairsplitting, hanky-panky, hedging, hocus-pocus, intrigue,
     joker, juggle, jugglery, knavery, knavishness, little game,
     logic-chopping, machination, maneuver, moral turpitude, move,
     nit-picking, paltering, parrying, pass, pettifoggery, pettifogging,
     plot, ploy, prevarication, pussyfooting, quibbling, racket,
     rascality, rascalry, red herring, reprobacy, roguery, roguishness,
     ruse, scampishness, scheme, scoundrelism, scurvy trick,
     sharp practice, shift, shifting, shuffling, sidestepping,
     skulduggery, sleight, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick,
     sophistry, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, supercherie,
     surreptitiousness, tactic, tergiversation, trichoschistism, trick,
     trickery, turpitude, underhand dealing, underhandedness, vileness,
     villainousness, villainy, wile, wily device

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