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guile

The use of deception or cunning in order to accomplish something.
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Monumental hits screens tonight, bringing together famous names, new faces, comedy professionals and their straight counterparts, all guilefully refereed by this Ozzie charmer.
Hence according to economic scholars, in the absence of inducements or monitoring/intervention, managers or employees will deliberately and guilefully violate the terms of their formal employment contract (Alchian & Demsetz, 1972; Jensen & Meckling, 1976).
We were not aware that civilization was a thin and precarious crust erected by the personality and the will of a very few, and only maintained by rules and conventions skillfully put across and guilefully preserved.