Practical joke and Ruse

Practical joke

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Practical joke noun – A playful or mischievous act intended as a joke.
Usage example: friends had left the risqué message on his voice mail as a practical joke

Ruse and practical joke are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Ruse" instead a noun phrase "Practical joke".
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Ruse noun – A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture).
Practical joke and ruse are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Practical joke" instead a noun "Ruse".
Synonyms for Ruse
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