legerdemain

legerdemain [ lej-er-duh’-MEYN ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. sleight of hand
2. deception; trickery; a show of skill or deceitful cleverness
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Being legerdemain in cards enabled him to win most games with ease.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The budget legerdemain allowed Democrats to put their imprint on the bill, saving programs such as the $140 million Commodity Supplemental Food Program, targeted for elimination by Bush but given a 30 percent budget hike by Democrats.

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