VCR Lesson 5

Abel Mebrahtu

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A psychic is known for using ________ to trick people into believing she is reading their minds.
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Word

Legerdemain (noun)


1.Sleight of hand; magic tricks


2. Any trickery or deception


Other forms: legerdemainist (n.)

Roots

Levis- light in latin


lagarde de mayne which comes from the french literal meaning of light of hand

Synonyms

1)wizardry

magic


2)craftiness

cunning

deceit

Antonyms

1)truth

honesty


2)truthfulness

Frankness

Usage Tips

  • Sleight of hand, which is also known as legerdemain, is hand methods and finger techniques used by performing artists in many art forms to entertain or manipulate.
  • It is closely associated with close-up magic, card cheating, and card stealing.
  • Sleight of hand which is a type of entertainment means "quick fingers"
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Choose the sentence that contains the incorrect use of the bold word.

A. Jack was known to use legerdemain as he captivated his audience through his magic tricks.

B. The professor used legerdemain as he said, "a tree's mass is mostly made out of carbon."

C.The shrewd con artist used legerdemain to captivate audiences and pick out his next victim.

D.The kid believed that the coin disappeared because of magic, but the father knew the magician used legerdemain.

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Answer is B. because what the professor said was true