prestidigitation

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prestidigitation

noun conjuring, deluding, illusion, juggling, legerdemain, magic, palming, sleight of hand, sorcery, trickery
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The greatest of prestidigitators would be hard pressed to deflate and inflate the same balloon simultaneously, and such accomplished masters of legerdemain are seldom found running the major financial organs of the U.
Prestidigitators doing card tricks even call it a "force" when they get you to make the choice that they want.
To play top-notch, turn-of-the-century magicians in ``The Prestige,'' Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman studied with well-known prestidigitators Ricky Jay and Michael Weber.
Priscilla's character derives from Hawthorne's notes on his experience at Brook Farm and his familiarity with occult performances of prestidigitators, ventriloquists, thaumaturgists, and traveling conjurors.