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Wily people are clever.
Wily people are deceptive.
Wily people are crafty.
Wily people are in the habit of making a fool out of others.
This is what they are all about: they are a store of wiles (tricks).

The dictionary definitions for wily are as follows:
1. Full of wiles, in other words full of tricks that can deceive other people. (adjective)

Masters Tip to remember Wily:


Who better to learn this word from but Politicians.
Politicians are wily characters: the blood of deception flows in their veins.
So, Wily=Politician

Usage Examples for Wily:
1. Thieves need to be wily, else they would get caught.
2. Employees need to wily when it comes to tricking their bosses for some extra holidays.

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