- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||a shrewd or clever trick.
It was a clever ruse, and while others were taken in by this artifice, she was not.
- device, ruse, stratagem, trick
- similar words:
- chicanery, deceit, deception, dodge, maneuver, plot, scheme, subterfuge, wile
||inventiveness or ingenuity.
- cunning, ingenuity, inventiveness
||cheat, device, intrigue, ploy, trap, trick
The word artifice
contains the following part:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect
that means make, do
More about this word part:
This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".