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To manipulate the truth using words and actions, with the intent of crafting the perception of others to your benefit.

It often has the appearance of, "playing dumb," or "bad luck".

It is not the individual occurrence that defines it, but the long-term pattern. "The truth is what I say it is."

1. "Saying there is no such thing as 'emotional adultery' is just gamesmanship. You know you cannot have friends of the opposite sex without some kind of approval from me, as you would expect!"

2. "Your honor, it is gamesmanship for the State to deny my Work Comp, because they have failed to give me a legitimate hearing and they entertain a conflict of interest since it is there own money they are protecting."
by Reasonable2014 February 14, 2014
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Aug 9 Word of the Day
A term coined by Terrson to represent a form of Jenga where one removes an article of clothing whenever the tower falls.
It was a fearsome sight indeed after the tower fell for the last time, after that, strip jenga was forever banned in the lounge.

<Terrson> My name shall not go down in history as the guy who codified Strip Jenga.
Guess again, Terrson.
by OmniBot August 05, 2008
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