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  • 161tricker — trick ► NOUN 1) a cunning or skilful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone. 2) a skilful act performed for entertainment. 3) an illusion: a trick of the light. 4) (before another noun ) intended to mystify or trick: a trick question …

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  • 162trickery — trick ► NOUN 1) a cunning or skilful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone. 2) a skilful act performed for entertainment. 3) an illusion: a trick of the light. 4) (before another noun ) intended to mystify or trick: a trick question …

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  • 163skillful — US var. of SKILFUL. * * * skillful chiefly U.S. var. skilful a. and adv …

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  • 164no great shakes — (informal) NOT VERY GOOD, unexceptional, unmemorable, forgettable, uninspired, uninteresting, indifferent, unimpressive, lacklustre; informal nothing to write home about, nothing special, not up to much. → shake * * * no great shakes (informal)… …

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  • 165skeely — ˈskēlē archaic variant of skilly * * * skeely /skēˈli/ (Scot) adjective Skilful ORIGIN: ↑skill skillˈy or skeelˈy adjective (Scot) Skilful • • • …

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  • 166in top form — in rare/​top etc form phrase behaving or performing in a way that is especially clever, skilful, amusing etc Toronto’s outrageous mayor was in rare form during his speech last night. Thesaurus: skilful and ablesynonym Main entry: form …

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  • 167in rare form — in rare/​top etc form phrase behaving or performing in a way that is especially clever, skilful, amusing etc Toronto’s outrageous mayor was in rare form during his speech last night. Thesaurus: skilful and ablesynonym Main entry: form …

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  • 168not just a pretty face — spoken phrase used for emphasizing that someone is intelligent or skilful as well as being attractive Thesaurus: words used to describe intelligent or wise peoplesynonym skilful and ablesynonym someone who is intelligent or well informedhyponym …

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  • 169with the best of them — phrase used for saying that someone is as skilful as the most successful players, performers etc If young Larry goes on playing like this, he’ll be up there with the best of them in a few years’ time. Thesaurus: skilful and ablesynonym Main entry …

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  • 170Arrest of judgment — Judgment Judg ment, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL. judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values …

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  • 171Judgment — Judg ment, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL. judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values and… …

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  • 172Judgment day — Judgment Judg ment, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL. judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values …

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  • 173Judgment debt — Judgment Judg ment, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL. judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values …

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  • 174Judgment hall — Judgment Judg ment, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL. judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values …

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  • 175Judgment of God — Judgment Judg ment, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL. judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values …

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  • 176Judgment seat — Judgment Judg ment, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL. judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values …

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  • 177Judgment summons — Judgment Judg ment, n. [OE. jugement, F. jugement, LL. judicamentum, fr. L. judicare. See {Judge}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of judging; the operation of the mind, involving comparison and discrimination, by which a knowledge of the values …

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  • 178Knowing — Know ing, a. 1. Skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog. [1913 Webster] The knowing and intelligent part of the world. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 179Skillful — Skill ful, a. [Written also skilful.] 1. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning. [Obs.] Of skillful judgment. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready; expert; well versed; able in management; as, a… …

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  • 180Skillfully — Skillful Skill ful, a. [Written also skilful.] 1. Discerning; reasonable; judicious; cunning. [Obs.] Of skillful judgment. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Possessed of, or displaying, skill; knowing and ready; expert; well versed; able in management;… …

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