Chicanery and Subterfuge

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Subterfuge and Chicanery - Vocabulary Words

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Chicanery [shi-key-nuh-ree, chi-] (noun)

  • the use of tricks to deceive someone
  • trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry
  • a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade

Subterfuge [suhb-ter-fyooj] (noun)

  • an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.

Word Usage:

  • He employed a very clever subterfuge to kill his enemies.
  • If his chicanery is exposed, he will be killed by his enemies.

Word Usage in news:

Rescind

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Rescind [ri-sind] (verb)

  • cancel officially

Rescind Word usage:

  • Things that are rescinded: policies, court decisions, regulations, and official statements.
  • A company might rescind your offer letter.

Rescind Word usage in news:

Religious officials ask Menasha mayor to rescind taxes

Oberlin City Council votes to rescind ban on handguns in parks

Quixotic

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Quixotic [kwik-sot-ik] (adjective)

  • not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

Quixotic Word Usage

  • It would be a quixotic task to learn all vocabulary words in one day.
  • Quixotic efforts to install ios7 on your nokia phone.

Quixotic Word Usage in News:

Scientists have since tried in vain to make a viable drug-abuse vaccine, though many dismiss the goal as quixotic

Abate

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{gspeech} Abate {/gspeech}       [uh-beyt] (verb)

  • become less in amount or intensity
  • make less active or intense

Abate Word Usage:

  • Wait for the rain to abate
  • to abate a tax
  • to abate one’s enthusiasm

Abate in recent news:

Mexico scours for dozens missing amid floods as storms abate Fears of massive flood death toll abate in Colorado

Erudite

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Erudite [ˈer(y)əˌdīt] (adjective)

  • having or showing profound knowledge, learned

Erudite Word Usage

  • The erudite professor knew all GRE vocabulary words.