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lukavstvo [ imenica ]

Lukavština.

archness [ imenica ]
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The quality of being arch; cleverness; sly humor free from malice.

art [ imenica ]
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ETYM French art, Latin ars, artis, orig., skill in joining or fitting; prob. akin to Eng. arm, aristocrat, article.
The creation of beautiful or significant things; SYN. artistic creation, artistic production.
The products of human creativity; works of art collectively; SYN. fine art.
The superior ability that is attained by study and practice and observation; SYN. artistry, prowess, superior skill.
In the broadest sense, all the processes and products of human skill, imagination, and invention; the opposite of nature. In contemporary usage, definitions of art usually reflect esthetic criteria, and the term may encompass literature, music, drama, painting, and sculpture. Popularly, the term is most commonly used to refer to the visual arts. In Western culture, esthetic criteria introduced by the ancient Greeks still influence our perceptions and judgments of art.
Two currents of thought run through our ideas about art. In one, derived from Aristotle, art is concerned with mimesis (“imitation”), the representation of appearances, and gives pleasure through the accuracy and skill with which it depicts the real world. The other view, derived from Plato, holds that the artist is inspired by the Muses (or by God, or by the inner impulses, or by the collective unconscious) to express that which is beyond appearances— inner feelings, eternal truths, or the essence of the age. In the Middle Ages the term “art” was used, chiefly in the plural, to signify a branch of learning which was regarded as an instrument of knowledge. The seven liberal arts consisted of the trivium, that is grammar, logic, and rhetoric, and the quadrivium, that is arithmetic, music, geometry, and astronomy. In the visual arts of Western civilizations, painting and sculpture have been the dominant forms for many centuries. This has not always been the case in other cultures. Islamic art, for example, is o.
Ne of ornament, for under the Muslim religion artists were forbidden to usurp the divine right of creation by portraying living creatures. In some cultures masks, tattoos, pottery, and metalwork have been the main forms of visual art. Recent technology has made new art forms possible, such as photography and cinema, and today electronic media have led to entirely new ways of creating and presenting visual images. See also prehistoric art; the arts of ancient civilizations, for example Egyptian art; indigenous art traditions, for example Oceanic art; medieval art; the arts of individual countries, such as French art; individual movements, such as Romanticism, Cubism, and Impressionism; and painting and sculpture.

artfulness [ imenica ]
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The quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage.

artifice [ imenica ]
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ETYM Latin artificium, from artifex artificer; ars, artis, art + facere to make: cf. French artifice.
A handicraft; a trade; art of making.
Workmanship; a skillfully contrived work.
Artful or skillful contrivance.
Crafty device; an artful, ingenious, or elaborate trick.
Ingenuity; skill; trickery.

bam [ imenica ]
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A sudden loud noise — often used interjectionally to indicate a sudden impact or occurrence

bamboozlement [ imenica {sleng, dijalekt} ]
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callidity [ imenica ]
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canniness [ imenica ]
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cautel [ imenica {arhaično, zastarelo} ]
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compass [ imenica {N/A} ]
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ETYM French compas, from Late Lat. compassus circle, prop., a stepping together; com- + passus pace, step. Related to Pace, Pass.
(Irregular plural: compasses).
An indicator points to the north.
The limit of capability; SYN. range, reach, grasp.
Used for drawing circles.
Any instrument for finding direction. The most commonly used is a magnetic compass, consisting of a thin piece of magnetic material with the north-seeking pole indicated, free to rotate on a pivot and mounted on a compass card on which the points of the compass are marked. When the compass is properly adjusted and used, the north-seeking pole will point to the magnetic north, from which true north can be found from tables of magnetic corrections.
Compasses not dependent on the magnet are gyrocompasses, dependent on the gyroscope, and radiocompasses, dependent on the use of radio. These are unaffected by the presence of iron and by magnetic anomalies of the Earth's magnetic field, and are widely used in ships and aircraft. See navigation.
A compass (or pair of compasses) is also an instrument used for drawing circles or taking measurements, consisting of a pair of pointed legs connected by a central pivot.

craft [ imenica ]
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ETYM AS. craeft strength, skill, art, cunning; akin to OS., German, Swed., and Dan. kraft strength, Dutch kracht, Icel. kraptr; perh. originally, a drawing together, stretching, from the root of Eng. cramp.
(Homonym: kraft).
A vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space.
A particular kind of skilled work; SYN. trade.
Skill in an occupation or trade; SYN. craftsmanship, workmanship.
Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception; SYN. craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness.

craftiness [ imenica ]
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The quality of being crafty; SYN. deceitfulness, guile.

cunning [ imenica ]
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ETYM From Old Fren. hourd, hourt, barrier, palisade, of German or Dutch origin; cf. Dutch horde hurdle, fence, German horde, hürde; akin to Eng. hurdle. Related to Hurdle.
The act of one who hoards.

cunningness [ imenica ]
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deceit [ imenica ]
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ETYM Old Fren. deceit, desçait, decept (cf. deceite, deçoite), from Latin deceptus deception, from decipere. Related to Deceive.
An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.
Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit; SYN. Deception; fraud; imposition; duplicity.

dodge [ imenica ]
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A quick evasive movement.
A statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery; SYN. dodging, scheme.

dodginess [ imenica ]
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engine [ imenica ]
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ETYM French engin skill, machine, engine, Latin ingenium natural capacity, invention; in in + the root of gignere to produce. Related to Genius, Ingenious, Gin a snare.
Converts thermal energy to mechanical work.
Something used to achieve a purpose.
Device for converting stored energy into useful work or movement. Most engines use a fuel as their energy store. The fuel is burned to produce heat energy—hence the name “heat engine”—which is then converted into movement. Heat engines can be classified according to the fuel they use (gasoline engine or diesel engine), or according to whether the fuel is burned inside (internal combustion engine) or outside (steam engine) the engine, or according to whether they produce a reciprocating or rotary motion (turbine or Wankel engine).

guile [ imenica ]
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ETYM Old Eng. guile, gile, Old Fren. guile; of German origin, and the same word as Eng. wile. Related to Wile.
Deceitful cunning; artifice; duplicity; wile; treachery.

hoax [ imenica ]
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ETYM Prob. contr. from hocus, in hocus-pocus.
A deception; a deceptive trick or story; an elaborate practical joke.

policy [ imenica ]
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A line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
A plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
Written contract or certificate of insurance; SYN. insurance policy, insurance.

ruse [ imenica ]
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ETYM French, from Old Fren. reüser, rehuser, to turn aside, to shuffle, retreat, from Latin recusare to refuse; pref. re- again + causa cause. Related to Cause, Recusant.
A deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture); SYN. artifice.

slyness [ imenica ]
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stratagem [ imenica ]
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ETYM French stratagčme (cf. Spanish estratagema, Italian stratagemma), Latin strategema, Greek, from strategema to be leader of an army; cf. Stratum) + agein to lead. Related to Agent.
An artifice or trick in war for deceiving the enemy.
In general, artifice; deceptive device; secret plot; evil machination.

trick [ imenica ]
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ETYM Dutch trek a pull, or drawing, a trick, trekken to draw; akin to lg. trekken, Mid. High Germ. trecken, trechen, Dan. traekke, and OFries. trekka. Related to Track, Trachery, Trig, Trigger.
A cunning or deceitful action or device; SYN. fast one.
A period of work or duty.
An attempt to get one to do something foolish or imprudent.

verneukery [ imenica {arhaično, zastarelo} ]
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versuteness [ imenica ]
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vulpinism [ imenica ]
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wile [ imenica ]
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ETYM Old Eng. wile, AS. wîl; cf. Icel. val, vael. Related to Guile.
(Homonym: while).
A trick or stratagem practiced for insnaring or deception; a sly, insidious; artifice; a beguilement; an allurement.

wiliness [ imenica ]
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The quality or state of being wily; craftiness; cunning; guile.



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