A to Z Challenge 2013

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C For Chicanery

One of my favorite C words is Chicanery.  If you're unfamiliar with this word, it means:

deception by artful subterfuge

It's one of those interesting words that sounds like what it is (at least in my mind anyway).  It also reminds me of another C word, Chancery.  Ironically this word deals with courts of public record, archives, or high courts (as in Great Britain).  Very ironic, if you ask me.  Of course, I tend to be very cynical when it comes to lawyers and/or judges.

Chicanery (to get back to today's word) seems to me to be one of those words that would fit very well in a spy novel.  Maybe one of James Bond's villains could use it during their final evil speech, just before they leave poor ol' James tied up on a conveyor belt headed for a deadly laser.  In any event, it's a cool word that's not used often enough.

Any other cool C words you know?


Rick Daley said...

That's all good, but what the heck does subterfuge mean ;-)

The Hopeful Romantic said...

Chicanery....I'm liking it. it sounds nice on the tongue.

I can only think of a good 'D' word at the moment :discombobulate. I am trying to figure out a way to fit it into a sentence :D

How are you picking your words for the challenge?


Eric said...

Rick - I guess you'll have to wait for the S's. Heh heh.

Hopeful - That's a great D word. I'm actually being very random about how I pick them. I either Google odd words with that letter, search at random, or something just comes to me (like today's word).