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stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
corpuscle - red or white cell in the blood
craft - skill (esp. with one's hands); skill in deceiving people; guile; ADJ. crafty: cleverly deceitful; cunning
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
curtail - shorten; reduce
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy