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sleight

noun

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1 a clever often underhanded means to achieve an end
  • must have employed some sophisticated sleight to con that wary couple out of their money

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The first known use of sleight was in the 14th century

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“Sleight.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sleight. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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