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ploy

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1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
  • asking me to take her shopping turned out to be a ploy to get me to the surprise party

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2 a time or instance of carefree fun
  • wanted one grand ploy through Europe before settling down and raising a family

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The first known use of ploy was in 1697

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“Ploy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ploy. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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