The sound of the word skullduggery makes me giggle a little, in kind of a subdued snort, as I imagine mustachioed criminals digging up jewels and tossing aside skulls. Which is appropriate, because although we don't know its origin exactly, skullduggery and its many variants have always meant "dirty, roguish, underhanded dealings."
Also spelled "skulduggery," this word means exactly what it sounds like: deceit, trickery, or dirty dealings.
"A referendum vote that defied every logical prediction. The resignation of a prime minister. The descent into recrimination and infighting of one of Britain’s major political parties. And in the other, an exhibition of Game of Thrones-like skullduggery. And Friday isn’t even over yet."
Explain the meaning of "skullduggery" without saying "intrigue" or "craftiness."
Fill in the blanks: "(Someone) struggles to keep up with (someone or some group)'s skullduggery."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. The opposite of SKULLDUGGERY is
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