Chicanery

Wednesday’s Word of the Week: Chicanery

Meaning: the use of deception or subterfuge to achieve one’s purpose.

Examples: Trickery, Deceit, Underhandedness and Skullduggery

Where I Heard It: My dad uses this all the time to describe things which block his path on the road, which I have learnt is a more of a racing term, but I suppose they derive from a similar meaning: to block or to prevent someone from doing what they want to do.

Pronunciation: Shhh-cane-are-ray

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