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as in cunning
clever at attaining one's ends by indirect and often deceptive means the novel is about an elderly man and his scheming son who is impatient to inherit the family fortune

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present participle of scheme
as in conniving
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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“Scheming.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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