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: a person who pretends to have skills or knowledge that they do not have, especially in medicine
A charlatan is one who pretends to possess knowledge he or she lacks.
From the 16th century Italian ciarlatano “a quack,” the usage of charlatan has not shifted much.
Impostor, cheat, or pretender are synonyms for Charlatan.
Charlatans are usually marked by the elaborate schemes they cook up. Russian playwright Anton Chekhov said, “No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand…Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.” Although Amber had no intention of repaying her loans, she still acted like a charlatan and promised to pay back her lenders.
Meaning: Treachery refers to harmful acts you might do to someone who trusts you.
Fake labels, replicas and other treacherous tricks are used by the wheeler dealers to make a fast buck.
Treachery can also refer to being disloyal to your native country, but the word treason is more common in this sense.
On the 5th of November the army, misled by treacherous guides and thirst-stricken, was ambuscaded in dense forest at Kashgil. Treachery is from Middle English trecherie, from Old French, from trichier “to trick or cheat.” The English word trick is from trikier, a slightly different spelling that was used in some dialects of Old French. Drivers are asked to stay home and avoid the treacherous icy roads.
Meaning: Bamboozle means to trick or deceive someone, often by confusing
Eve got bamboozled by the salesperson to buy a more expensive model.
Dupe, Hoodwink, Swindle, Humbug are few of the synonyms of bamboozle which means to cheat or trick someone. The noun is bamboozlement.
The waiter tried to bamboozle Sara into giving him extra money by saying the tip had not been included in the check. The swindler would bamboozle wealthy women by selling them fake jewelry at hefty prices.
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Angels In Disguise
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The Maniac Episode
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