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Daemon
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sleight

(noun) Adroitness in using the hands.

Synonyms: dexterity

Usage: Only through his unequaled sleight can the juggler manage to keep eight chainsaws safely aloft.
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sleight of hand(s) at cards.
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NEW WORD ADDED
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wittiness is also acceptable
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From: Webster's 1828 dictionary of the English Language -

SLEIGHT, noun slite.

1. An artful trick; sly artifice; a trick or feat so dexterously performed that the manner of performance escapes observation; as sleight of hand.

2. Dexterous practice; dexterity.



From: Thesaurus.com -

Synonyms: counterfeit, hoax, charlatan, spoof, pretense, sham, swindle, fraud, make believe, put on, faker, flimflam.


In a sentence -

Having been artfully bamboozled by wondrous sleight of hand the enchanted masses were now prepared for the grand deception.


TheParser
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The West and Russia are looking for a diplomatic sleight of hand in order to get out of this Crimean mess and to make both the West and Russia look like winners.
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from the popular U2 song "With or Without You" ... The stanza goes ..
"Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And i wait without you"
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d'oh!
Haz
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Seemo74: I don't think wittiness is right in this context.
Namkhang Le
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the magician is very good at doing "sleight"
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I am confused about its pronunciation. (slīt) & (slaɪt) Both are given as its pronunciations at various places in the same page. Why so? Link
Haz
Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 11:44:17 AM

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(Sl) (i) (t): if you say each of these sounds separately you will have the correct pronunciation.

It sounds like 'might' 'bite' 'right' 'kite' etc.
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