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  • 41 trap — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pitfall, snare, net, deadfall; ambush; carriage; trapdoor; ( pl.) equipment, luggage. v. catch, entrap, [en]snare, net, enmesh, fool, ambush. See deception, vehicle. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A device to …

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  • 42 Insidious — In*sid i*ous, a. [L. insidiosus, fr. insidiae an ambush, fr. insidere to sit in; pref. in + sedere to sit: cf. F. insidieux. See {Sit}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lying in wait; watching an opportunity to insnare or entrap; deceitful; sly; treacherous;… …

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  • 43 Insidious disease — Insidious In*sid i*ous, a. [L. insidiosus, fr. insidiae an ambush, fr. insidere to sit in; pref. in + sedere to sit: cf. F. insidieux. See {Sit}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lying in wait; watching an opportunity to insnare or entrap; deceitful; sly;… …

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  • 44 Insidiously — Insidious In*sid i*ous, a. [L. insidiosus, fr. insidiae an ambush, fr. insidere to sit in; pref. in + sedere to sit: cf. F. insidieux. See {Sit}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lying in wait; watching an opportunity to insnare or entrap; deceitful; sly;… …

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  • 45 Insidiousness — Insidious In*sid i*ous, a. [L. insidiosus, fr. insidiae an ambush, fr. insidere to sit in; pref. in + sedere to sit: cf. F. insidieux. See {Sit}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lying in wait; watching an opportunity to insnare or entrap; deceitful; sly;… …

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  • 46 trick — I. noun Etymology: Middle English trikke, from Anglo French *trik, from trikier to deceive, cheat, from Vulgar Latin *triccare, alteration of Latin tricari to behave evasively, shuffle, from tricae complications, trifles Date: 15th century 1. a.… …

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  • 47 Battle of Harlem Heights — The Battle of Harlem Heights was fought in the New York Campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The action took place in what is now the Morningside Heights and west Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan in New York City on September 16, 1776.… …

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  • 48 Estella Havisham — (best known in literature simply as Estella) is a significant character in the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations .Like the protagonist, Pip, Estella is introduced as an orphan, but where Pip was raised by his sister and her husband to… …

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  • 49 thread cross — Object made typically of two sticks bound together in the shape of a cross, with coloured threads wound around their ends to resemble a cobweb, used in Tibetan magical rituals to entrap evil spirits. Similar devices have been found in South… …

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  • 50 trap — 1. noun /træp/ a) A machine or other device designed to catch (and sometimes kill) animals, either by holding them in a container, or by catching hold of part of the body. I put down some traps in my apartment to try and deal with the mouse… …

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  • 51 Cash-for-votes scandal — The cash for votes scandal is a scandal in which the United Progressive Alliance, the majority holding parliamentary party alliance of India led by Sonia Gandhi, allegedly bribed Indian MPs in order to survive a confidence vote on 22 July 2008.… …

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  • 52 deceive — de·ceive vb de·ceived, de·ceiv·ing vt: to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid vi: to practice deceit compare defraud, mislead Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …

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  • 53 bait — I (harass) verb afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, anger, annoy, arouse, attack, badger, be malevolent, be offensive, beset, besiege, bother, browbeat, cause resentment, chafe, compel, deride, detract, discommode, displease …

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  • 54 dupe — I verb befool, beguile, bilk, cheat, circumvent, counterfeit, cozen, create a false impression, cully, deceive, defraud, delude, ensnare, entrap, fleece, fool, gull, hoax, inveigle, lactare, make a fool of, misdirect, misguide, mislead, mulct,… …

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  • 55 ensnare — I verb allure, ambuscade, ambush, apprehend, bait, bamboozle, beguile, bilk, bluff, capere, capture, catch, catch unprepared, cheat, cozen, deceive, decoy, defraud, delude, dupe, enmesh, entangle, entice, entrap, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, hook …

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  • 56 inveigle — in·vei·gle /in vā gəl, vē / vt in·vei·gled, in·vei·gling: to lure by false representations or other deceit whoever unlawfully...inveigle s, decoys, kidnaps, abducts, or carries away and holds for ransom or reward or otherwise any person...shall… …

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  • 57 trap — I noun ambush, artifice, bait, catch, catch all, lure, maneuver, net, pitfall, snare, stratagem II verb bait, catch, ensnare, entangle, entrap, hook, inveigle, snare, snatch III index ambush, artifice, bait ( …

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  • 58 enmesh — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. trap, entrap, snare; see entangle . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. entangle, catch, snarl, trap, knot, engage. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping: catch,… …

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  • 59 Deception — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deception >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deception deception Sgm: N 1 falseness falseness &c. 544 Sgm: N 1 untruth untruth &c. 546 Sgm: N 1 imposition imposition imposture Sgm: N 1 fraud …

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  • 60 entrapment — 1590s, from ENTRAP (Cf. entrap) + MENT (Cf. ment). Criminal investigation sense first attested 1899 …

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