Practical joke and Stratagem

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

Stratagem and practical joke are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Stratagem" instead a noun phrase "Practical joke".
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Stratagem

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Stratagem noun – A clever often underhanded means to achieve an end.
Practical joke and stratagem are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Practical joke" instead a noun "Stratagem".
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