Word Of The Day

finesse

finesse • \fuh-NESS\  • verb
1 : to make a finesse in playing cards : to play (a card) in a finesse

2 a : to bring about, direct, or manage by adroit maneuvering

b : evade, skirt

Examples:
"No author can finesse wry, homespun humor better than Fannie Flagg …, whose main claim to literary fame remains the award-winning 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe.'" — Allen Pierleoni, The Sacramento (California) Bee, 20 Jan. 2017

"My base in Johannesburg was the superb Saxon Hotel…. Outside that cocoon of safety a guide was essential. Mine showed a marked reluctance to venture into the badlands of the city centre…. But he finessed the security barriers to take me around Parktown, which more than made up for it." — Clive Aslet, The Daily Telegraph (London), 21 Jan. 2017

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Word Of The Day from: Merriam-Webster