It was a chilling morning of December. A newly married couple, Peter and Maria have visited Rajasthan for their honeymoon vacation. While the couple were strolling, and exploring the marvellous architecture of Amber Fort, Maria saw Elephants entering from Hathi Darwaja of the fort. Peter had been to India several times for his business meetings, whereas for Maria it was new experience altogether. After watching people taking the joyous elephant rides, she couldn’t control her excitement and said,
Maria: Hey Peter, see those tourists out there!!
Peter: Maria, are you referring to the tourists riding on elephants?
Maria: Yes baby, see at those mammoths. It would be fun to ride on them. Isn’t it?
Peter: I agree with you baby. Come let’s cherish this vacation forever.
Peter went to the stall, where elephant rides are being booked.
In Rajasthan, it is a common practice to increase the price of a product or rides to at least 5times, whenever a foreigner arrives as they believe since they aren’t well versed with the local price, they can cheat them. On arriving at the stall, Peter inquired,
Peter: Namaste!! Give me two tickets for Elephant rides.
Since Peter was a foreigner, the vendor practiced the same rudimentary cheating tricks
Vendor: Namaste Sir ji!! Here are your two tickets!
Peter: How much is the cost?
Vendor: Rs15,000 each sir. So, total amount is Rs30,000.
Since Peter was ingenious, he was wise enough to relate the local price, from his earlier trips to India. He stated
Peter: Bhaiya I have been to India before. So, stop your chicanery practices with me! Cheat some other foreigners!
On listening to this, the vendor resorted immediately,
Vendor: Sorry Sir! Here is your two tickets, Rs3000 each.
Peter took the tickets and enjoyed the ride with her companion!
Since Peter was ingenious he was saved from the chicanery practices of the vendor.
Hope you enjoyed the story! So, folks Gear up! As here in this chapter you will learn more words based on clever and cheat people.
Meaning: Clever, dishonest talk or behavior that is used to deceive people.
Usually, the term chicanery is used in the fields of politics and finance.
Instead of being truthful on his campaign for Governor, John resorted to chicanery.
Let us expose that business for its financial chicanery and reveal how they waste our tax dollars.
In 1665, English writer John Evelyn in a letter to Sir Peter Wyche lamented that “we have hardly any words that do so fully express the French clinquant, naiveté, chicaneries.”
Evelyn and Wyche were members of a group called the Royal Society, which had formed a committee emulating the French Academy for “improving the English language.”
We can surmise that, in Evelyn’s estimation, the addition of chicanery to English from French was an improvement
What most people call intelligence is merely deftness in some technical activity, or cunning in business or political chicanery.
Meaning: Plans executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception; Surreptitious.In the prison, some of the inmates have developed a clandestine means of selling drugs.The words clandestine and surreptitious are although synonyms but it cannot be used interchangeably. Clandestine is usually referred for secretive plans whereas Surreptitious is usually referred for secretive movement or actions. At a clandestine meeting, the two spies exchanged secret information. Furtive, stealthy, sneaky are few of the other synonyms of Clandestine. Since the police are hunting Juan, he must move around in a clandestine manner.
Meaning: The acts or fact of having a romantic or sexual relationship with someone other than one’s husband, wife, or partner. According to the official papers, Amy filed for divorce because of her husband’s marital infidelity. So guys, next time your husband, wife or partner tries to cheat you, rather then using the cliché, “You cheated me” Try using this line, “Don’t you start that infidelity stuff on me.” Fide means to believe, so fidelity is to believe someone. Fidelity is an antonym of infidelity. Phil was crushed when the detective showed him graphic photos of his wife’s infidelity.
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Experiences do Matter
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Future Prediction and Foretelling
Top Class People- Achievers
What Do You Fear
What Money Does
Angels In Disguise
The Official Guide for Condemn
No Human Being is Same
Degree of Flattering
Class of Secrecy
Lets Learn Foolish People
Are You A Braveheart?
Learn About Bad Tempered People
The Maniac Episode
People Are the Craziest Animals!
Magic Of Sounds!
When Boredom Induces Sleep!