Word of the Day – Dec. 2 – Stratagem

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Noun: Stratagem (STRAT-uh-jum)

Definition:

1. a: An artifice or trick in war for deceiving and outwitting the enemy.

b: A cleverly contrived trick or scheme for gaining an end.

2. Skill in ruses or trickery.

Sample sentence: As a stratagem to get the kids to do their chores, Melissa persuaded them to have a race to see which child could finish first.

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