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guile
used in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Definition
cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceitful
  • Mordred and Agravaine propose to call the guileless Arthur's attention to Guenever and Sir Launcelot.
    Chapter 42 (12% in)
guileless = innocent (in this case, so innocent, he is too trusting)

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-less" in guileless means without. This is the same pattern you see in words like fearless, homeless, and endless.)
  • It was hard to associate them with anything cruel or dreadful; and yet they dealt in tales of blood and suffering with a guileless relish that made me almost forget to shudder.
    Chapter 2 (91% in)

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