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schemes

noun
plural of scheme

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
  • an e-mail scheme to trick unwary Internet users into disclosing passwords and financial information

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schemes

verb
present tense third-person singular of scheme

Synonyms of schemes (Entry 2 of 2)

to engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends
  • the town inspector had schemed to overlook the contractor's code violations in exchange for a substantial bribe

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“Schemes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/schemes. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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