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 for wily
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wily \Wil"y\, a. [Compar. Wilier; superl. Wiliest.] [From
     Wile.]
     Full of wiles, tricks, or stratagems; using craft or
     stratagem to accomplish a purpose; mischievously artful;
     subtle. "Wily and wise." --Chaucer. "The wily snake."
     --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           This false, wily, doubling disposition of mind.
                                                    --South.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: Cunning; artful; sly; crafty. See Cunning.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wily
      adj 1: marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for
             wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a
             slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a
             wily old attorney" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy,
             foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy,
             tricky, wily]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "wily":
     Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, arch, artful,
     astute, cagey, calculating, canny, chiseling, clever, collusive,
     covinous, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep-laid,
     designing, devious, diplomatic, false, falsehearted, feline,
     finagling, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, indirect,
     ingenious, insidious, inventive, knowing, pawky, politic, ready,
     resourceful, sagacious, scheming, serpentine, sharp, shifty,
     shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophistical,
     stealthy, strategic, subtile, subtle, supple, surreptitious,
     tactical, treacherous, trickish, tricksy, tricky, two-faced,
     underhand, underhanded, vulpine, wary
  
  

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