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slyness

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skill in achieving one's ends through indirect, subtle, or underhanded means
  • the slyness with which the FBI agent infiltrated the subversive organization without their knowledge was indeed impressive

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“Slyness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slyness. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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