Prank and Ruse


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Prank noun – A playful or mischievous act intended as a joke.
Usage example: as a prank, several students managed to change all the classroom clocks to different times

Ruse and prank are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Ruse" instead a noun "Prank".
Nearby Words: prankish, prankster, pranked, pranking
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Ruse noun – A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture).
Prank and ruse are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Prank" instead a noun "Ruse".
Synonyms for Ruse

How words are described

old old prank old ruse
elaborate elaborate prank elaborate ruse
similar similar prank similar ruse
fake fake prank fake ruse
Other adjectives: simple, real, massive, big, complicated, huge, little, famous, new.

Both words in one sentence

  • Anime / Dangan Ronpa 3 Troll: Considering how they set up an elaborate, prank-like ruse to make it seem like Aoi was dead just to mess with Makoto, its safe to say that the traitor is this.
  • Prank Date: Fujisaki asks Kajika to meet him at the river, but it's merely a ruse, so that his ninja clan can attack her home and try to steal her clan's secret weapon.
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