chicanery
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(pronounced shih-KAY-nuh-ree)

At its most simple: trickery and deception, usually by out-foxing an opponent by illegal or underhanded means. It’s a fun word to say, but see that it’s not used to describe your actions.

Example: Although he did not deny it, the lighting distributor made a show of being highly offended by accusations of chicanery in providing multiple, confusing bids to many of the electrical sub-contractors.