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ACET: Word of the Day!!

Skulduggery

 

noun:                skull-DUG-uh-ree

Definition: underhanded or unscrupulous behaviour: also: a devious device or trick

Examples

There was a whiff of skulduggery surrounding the real-estate deal, since the building managed to pass inspection even though everyone knew it wasn’t up to code.

“Some House Democrats … cast a poor light on the idea of continued backroom negotiations. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), the No. 4 Democratic leader, said the move to extend a possible revote until as late as July 30 was ‘shady stuff’ and ‘underhanded’ and held the potential for procedural skulduggery.” – Paul Kane and Mike DiBonis, Washington Post, June 16, 2015


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