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Stratagem GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Stratagem GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈstræt.ə.dʒəm/ (noun)


a clever scheme or trick used to deceive others especially your enemy, artifice, ploy, plan, ruse, maneuver, feint, machination, wile, trickery, subterfuge, device, tactic


The Thirty-Six Stratagems is a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, and civil interaction.

Its focus on the use of cunning and deception both on the battlefield and in court have drawn comparisons to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Zhang Yingyu’s The Book of Swindles, a late-Ming-dynasty work that focuses on the realms of commerce and civil society, shares some thematic similarities.

The Thirty-Six Stratagems are divided into a preface, six chapters containing six stratagems each, and an incomplete afterword that was missing text. The first three chapters generally describe tactics for use in advantageous situations, while the last three chapters contain stratagems that are more suitable for disadvantageous situations.

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