chi·can·er·y /ʃɪˈkeɪnəri, tʃɪ-/ Pronunciation Key - [shi-key-nuh-ree, chi-]
–noun, plural -er·ies.
- trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job.
- a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade.
My boss used this word today in a letter. Pretty nifty!