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subterfuge
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
  • But the harassed and unfeeling teachers assured each other that this was just a subterfuge for a child to get out of the classroom for a little while.
    Chapter 19 (41% in)

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