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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·ter·fuge /ˈsʌbtɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·ter·fuge n.  That to which one resorts for escape or concealment; an artifice employed to escape censure or the force of an argument, or to justify opinions or conduct; a shift; an evasion.
    Affect not little shifts and subterfuges, to avoid the force of an argument.   --I. Watts.
    By a miserable subterfuge, they hope to render this position safe by rendering it nugatory.   --Burke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an
          activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge";
          "the holding company was just a blind" [syn: blind]