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Word: Legerdemain

Legerdemain (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

The legal legerdemain did not succeed before the Full Bench of the High Court (Chief Justice Rajamannar and Justices Satyanarayana Rao and Viswanatha Sastri). The High Court struck down the Madras Amendments as well as the Order.

Source: indianexpress.com

“Some clever use of mechanical legerdemain allowed the staff to reroute requests by readers to publicise the daily news through the means of Twitter, a new Tachygraphe that conveys 140 character messages which are then deliver’d via Carrier-Pigeon.”

Source: www.cnet.com

As one old pro, Ronnie Whelan, said of Henry’s legerdemain: “If you’re a professional footballer and you’re in the same position you’d do the same thing and hope to get away with it.” Henry did and Ireland were left demanding a replay.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Deception; Trickery; Skilful use of one’s hands when performing conjuring tricks

Synonyms

Trickery, Cunning, Chicanery, Craft, Skulduggery, Deceit, Deception, Cheating, Double-dealing, Sophistry, Humbug, Flimflam, Juggling, Conjuring, Wizardry, Illusion, Dexterity

Antonyms

Plainness, Artlessness, Truth, Sincerity, Candidness, Candour, Openness, Uprightness, Truthfulness, Honesty, Forthrightness, Directness, Guilelessness, Frankness, Ingenuousness

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

The word “Legerdemain” should remind you of a “Legendary Magician” who by the sleight of her hand can make an entire building vanish! You know its a trick but its just so believable! Remember thus.

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