tion, celebration, congratulation, Archaic,
gratulation, paean, laud; praise, extolment, laudation, kudos, Archaic,
magnification; eulogy, eulogium, panegyric, encomium, citation; testimonial, declaration, announcement, oration.
2. (all exacted)
contribution, offering, gift, donation; tax, duty, impost, levy, payment, surtax, surcharge; tariff, charge, exaction, taxation, scot; excise, custom, Brit,
cess, octroi; rent, fee, dues, toll, rate, rating, assessment; capitation, poll tax, property tax, tithe, tenth, Peter's pence,
very short time, instant, second, Inf.
sec, moment, minute; twinkling, twinkling of an eye, Fr. coup d'oeil,
flash, flash of lightning, jiffy, Inf.
jiff, two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say “Jack Robinson”; breath, crack, burst, flick, Inf.
1. artifice, stratagem, finesse, ruse, wile, Trojan horse, deceit; intrigue, plot, plan, tactic, scheme, strategy, machination; conspiracy, complot, cabal; device, contrivance, expedient, Inf.
dodge, fetch, subterfuge, blind; trap, snare, Inf.
catch, Inf. hooker; manuever, feint, deception, Obs.
cog, sleight, coup, blow, stroke; shift, move, evasion, shuffle; fake, sham, hoax, swindle, Archaic,
bunko, shuck; fraud, imposture, imposition, put-on, Law. covin, humbug, Inf.
flam; All Sl.
gimmick, line, hype.
2. prank, caper, stunt, Scot.
brogue; mischief, practical joke, Fr. boutade,
spoof; antics, Inf.
shenanigans, tomfoolery, Sl.
monkeyshines, buffoonery, gambado, frolic, Inf.
dido, horseplay; romp, gambol, sport, game, jest.
3. art, craft, technique, knack, skill, ability.
4. sleight of hand, legerdemain, hocus-pocus, prestidigitation, jugglery.
5. trait, characteristic, singularity, mannerism, idiosyncrasy, eccentricity, quirk, crotchet, habit. -v. 6. outwit, outmanuever, hoodwink, bamboozle, overreach, trip up; delude, deceive, take in, throw dust in [s.o.'s] eyes, pull the wool over [s.o.'s] eyes, Inf.
slip [s.t.] over on, Inf.
pass one over on; mislead, misinform, misguide, sail under false colors; dupe, cully, gull, cozen, defraud, cheat; rook, victimize, bilk, swindle, Inf.
finagle, cog, Archaic. chouse, Sl.
snooker; pass off, palm off, impose upon, pull a fast one on, Inf
throw a curve; humbug, gammon, bluff, juggle, have [s.t.] up one's sleeve, Inf.
flimflam; trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, enmesh; beguile, seduce, bait, decoy; lead on, take [s.o.] for a ride, Inf.
fake [s.o.] out, Inf.
rope [s.o.] in, Inf. string along; betray, play false, double-cross, twotime, Sl.
cross [s.o.] up; All Inf.
jive, fast-talk, flam, hype, buffalo, bulldoze; All Sl.
con, snow, suck or
sucker in, murphy.
trick out or
up deck out, bedizen, Archaic. bedight, prink, dress up, array, attire; adorn, beautify, enhance; decorate, embellish, enrich, ornament, garnish.
deceit, guile, artifice, craft, craftiness, shrewdness, wiliness, slyness, circumvention; artfulness, subtlety, finesse, Inf.
jive, Sl. hype; shiftiness, evasiveness, slipperiness; duplicity, double-dealing, cozenage, dark and crooked ways, evil ways; fraud, imposture, imposition, hoax, quackery, charlatanry; feigning, dissimulation, hypocrisy; jugglery, trumpery, dupery, hocus-pocus, shenanigan; deception, chicane, chicanery, knavery, Inf.
funny business, Sl.
monkey business; intrigue, conspiracy, collusion; treachery, betrayal, tergiversation, disloyalty.