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finesse

fi·nesse

finesse

 
 
pronunciation:
fih nes
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: refined and delicate skill or tact in executing a task or coping with a situation.
He handled his business partner with such finesse that the partner never realized he was being manipulated.
similar words:
grace, mastery, tact
definition 2: a clever maneuver or trick.
similar words:
dodge, maneuver
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: finessed, finesses, finessing
definition: to achieve by the use of finesse.
similar words:
maneuver