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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: Deception by trickery or sophistry.
ETYMOLOGY:From French chicaner (to quibble).
USAGE:"Some analysts are claiming that these arrests [of Taliban members] are not good news at all, but merely evidence of still more too-clever-by-half chicanery by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence."
Good News From Pakistan, And That's No Conspiracy; The Gazette (Montreal, Canada); Feb 24, 2010.
See more usage examples of chicanery in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to infidelity. -Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (1809-1865)