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Monday words: chicanery, chicane

chicanery  (shĭ-kā′nə-rē), noun

1. Trickery or deception through the use of sly or evasive language.
2. A tricky or deceitful manner.

chicane (shĭ-kān′)

noun
1. Chicanery
2. A bridge or whist hand without trumps
3. In racing, an artificial feature creating extra turns in the road (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicane)

verb
1. To trick, deceive.
2. To use chicanery.

Etymology:  1600s, French chicaner, to quibble
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