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Word of the Day – 4/27/11

Posted by ccasc on April 26, 2011

Academic Skills Center

 Word of the Day:

Guile
[gahyl] (n.) insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity.

* From the Old Frisian wigila, meaning “sorcery, witchcraft.”
 
“Full of wiles, full of guile, at all times, in all ways, Are the children of Men.”

 

~Aristophanes

 

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