100 important words: chicanery

Means: using sly, evasive language or reasoning to trick or deceive; a tricky or deceitful maneuver; subterfuge
Review: useful in that it acquired a fairly specific meaning relating to legal or commercial trickery. Also, the sound of the word somehow suggests its meaning.
First Google link is to dictionary: No, to a Word of the Day site though.
Example: Johnny Cochran's elaborate chicanery could not prevent Simpson's lifelong imprisonment... in Bizarro World.
Hits for media sites:

Washington Post219
New York Times216
USA Today83
Fox News22

Posted by cronopio at 12:25 PM, August 02, 2006