One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she looked at me coldly as if suspecting some kind of trickery’
deception, deceit, dishonesty, cheating, duplicity, double-dealing, legerdemain, sleight of hand, guile, intrigue, deviousness, cunning, craft, craftiness, artfulness, slyness, subterfuge, skulduggery, chicanery, wiles, fraud, fraudulence, swindling, sophistry, sharp practice, underhandedness
informal monkey business, funny business, hanky-panky, jiggery-pokery, kidology, shenanigans, flimflam
Irish informal codology
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