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skullduggery

An act or instance of deceitful, duplicitous, or dishonorably trickery. The sheer amount of skullduggery in the political drama beggars belief, but it certainly is entertaining to watch! I had a suspicion that there was some sort of skullduggery going on, but I wasn't going to pipe up until I had proof.

skullduggery

(ˈskəlˈdəgɚi)
n. deceitful doings; dirty work. Without skullduggery, politics wouldn’t be interesting.
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His latest blockbuster will appeal to fantasy fans who enjoy adventure and horror and will delight diehard Skulduggery aficionados.
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15-18) describes the intrigues and skulduggery perpetrated by two of David's sons, Adonijah and Solomon, in an effort to obtain the throne of their father.
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