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Subterfuge 1100 Words You Need Week 17 Day 1

Subterfuge 1100 Words You Need

Subterfuge 1100 Words You Need

/ˈsʌb.tə.fjuːdʒ/ (noun)

a plan, trick or device to deceive people especially by hiding an objective, ploy, dodge, maneuver, feint, deception, artifice, machination, guile, duplicity, con:

A subterfuge is something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; “he wasn’t sick–it was just a subterfuge”.

Source: https://www.seslisozluk.net/

Consider a representative selection of these subterfuges, most of which involve public authorities, nominally independent corporations created by the state, like the Urban Development Corporation (UDC). Typically, the UDC or another authority will act as middleman, conducting transactions that would be illegal if the city or state carried them out. These make a mockery of the legal protections that New York’s voters have enacted to ensure that the business of government is conducted democratically.

Another example of government by subterfuge is the story of the old Commodore Hotel—now the Grand Hyatt—next to Grand Central Terminal. In the mid-seventies, the hotel had closed and was disintegrating. Its owner, a subsidiary of the bankrupt Penn Central Railroad, owed some $10 million in property taxes. Because of pending bankruptcy proceedings, the city could not foreclose on its tax lien, perhaps for years.

Source: https://www.city-journal.org/

Antonym: honesty, integrity

Farsi: حیله، مکر، طفره زنی

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