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guile

The use of deception or cunning in order to accomplish something.
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No-one can underestimate the guile or the spending power of the men who can put tempting contracts in front of the most well-meaning sports body and come up with an offer they can't refuse.
In battles of brute force, spellbinding magic, and acts of guile, each realm must strive to be victorious, for only by conquering the other races will the victor, his people and his god survive.
For all his premeditated guile, Peck is trapped in a world not of his own making, in a culture that infantilizes adult sexuality while eroticizing its children.
The Mirror's Harry Harris says: "I like an attack that has Alan Shearer and Michael Owen, with Teddy Sheringham's guile as an alternative.
Battling with swords and sorcery, each warrior tests his faith in battles of brute force, spellbinding magic, and acts of guile.
Burton is a monkey, a motivator and potential charlatan capable of drawing every one to him with his inimitable guile and charm.
Naylor, who has lived in the shadow of British Lions hero John Bentley, gave a fine display of pace and guile amid speculation that Bentley could be on his way to Sale.
The naval commando force, fed up with being in the shadows of its larger SAS Army rivals, is to change its Not By Strength, By Guile motto to By Strength and Guile.
But when a boxer such as De La Hoya, a classically trained fighter with resources and guile and heart and wit, can survive the onslaught of a force of nature like Fernando Vargas, it leaves the spectator in deep appreciation of the art of self-defense inside the squared circle.
Given his soccer background, Nene shares Hakeem Olajuwon's great quickness, agility and guile.
But guile and guts alone don't enable 165-pound men to bench press what an average NFL defensive end weighs.
A switch in the backs that saw Gee move to scrum half soon paid off as he used both pace and guile to good effect, and went over for a great try.