Our vocabulary blog word this week is artifice.

As
defined by Merriam-Webster, artifice,
a noun,
means "clever or cunning devices or expedients, esp. as used to trick or
deceive."

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mc7
02/11/2013 5:04pm

The police used an artiface to track down the burglar. This sentence makes sense because the police used a clever device to help them track down a robber.

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kg8
02/11/2013 5:32pm

The police asked what the artifice was to distract the man. This sentence makes sense because the man was tricked, and the police wanted to know what he was tricked by.

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km7
02/11/2013 5:44pm

Artifice is used frequently on April Fool's Day. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because trickery and cleverness are used frequently on April Fool's Day.

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MR7
02/11/2013 5:46pm

Our favorite magician uses artifices to make his shows faster and more exciting. The word artifices makes sense here because a magician would a cunning device or expedient("something done or used to achieve a particular end usually quickly or temporarily" as defined by Merriam-Webster) in his tricks.

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vv8
02/11/2013 6:19pm

The greatest military generals used artifices such as the Trojan horse in myths. This makes sense because generals would use clever devices or maneuvers to trick the enemy.

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SS6
02/11/2013 6:23pm

The artifice John used on his sister was very sneaky and unforeseen. This makes sense in this context because it is explaining that the device John used was clever and used to trick his sister.

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ET7
02/11/2013 6:35pm

The police predict an artifice was used by the robbers to trick the guards in the bank theft last week. Artifice makes sense in the sentence because the robbers used a device to trick the guards at the bank.

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Sa6
02/11/2013 6:56pm

The artifice spy Was covered in camouflage to hide from the killer. The word artifice in this sentence means the spy made a clever choice in hiding from the killer.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 9:12pm

Use artifice as a noun, not an adjective.

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Sa6
02/14/2013 5:24pm

The spy was artifice when he hid in camouflage from the killer. The word artifice in this sentence means was clever for hiding

SS7
02/11/2013 9:09pm

For April Fools Day there was artifice from all the students. This makes sense because all the students were tricking each other.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 9:21pm

Apostrophes

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BR7
02/11/2013 9:58pm

I heard the word artifice at dinner when my dad was talking about the Trojan Horse. The word artifice makes sense in this contex because the Trojan Horse was a clever invention, used to trick the Trojans into letting the Greek soldiers into Troy.

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EH7
02/12/2013 3:36pm

Artifices of war were hard to understand. This word makes sense in the sentence because the cunning devices of war were hard to interpret.

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EB6
02/12/2013 3:45pm

During a scavenger's hunt, one team's artifice tricked the other team into losing.
This word makes sense in this sentence because the teams artifice tricked the other team.

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IH6
02/12/2013 4:17pm

During the game of capture the flag, one team's artifice tricked the other team into losing. This sentence makes sense because one team lost beacause the winning team deceived and tricked them.

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kcm7
02/12/2013 4:43pm

Artifice comes from the Latin word artificium meaning craftsmanship.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/artific

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RR6
02/12/2013 6:20pm

The fox showed his artifice in his attempts to outwit the wolf. This makes sense because the fox was cleverly trying to trick the wolf.

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EL8
02/12/2013 6:51pm

The boy's artifice pen had three different uses. This makes sense because the boys clever/ tricky pen had 3 different uses.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 9:29pm

Use artifice as a noun

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sj6
02/12/2013 8:19pm

Her clever artifice caused so much confusion that her classes were canceled.
This word makes sense in this context because the artifice was something she used to trick people into canceling her classes.

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ANO8
02/12/2013 8:51pm

That was a artifice trick you tried to pull.
This sentence makes sense because the trick was clever and cunning.

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kb7
02/12/2013 9:00pm

To artifice my sister, is quiet easy.
This sentece makes sence because it is easy to trick my sister.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 9:17pm

Punctuation

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BTB6
02/12/2013 9:43pm

In most action movies, actors use artifices to trick the audience into thinking one of the actors has been injured. Artifice makes sense in this context because they used expedients to deceive the audience.

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CH7
02/12/2013 9:57pm

We needed to distract the teacher so we created a slingshot out of rubber bands and paperclips, it was quite an artifice if i say so myself. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the clever device, made by the students, was used to deceive the teacher.

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JM8
02/13/2013 7:44am

The fishermen used an artifice to trap fish by tricking them. Artifice makes sense here because it means a clever or cunning device that can trick one or something.

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mh8
02/13/2013 3:55pm

The robbers used an artifice to successfully steal the food from the store without being caught by the store clerks. This sentence makes sense because the robbers tricked the storeclerk and stole the food without being caught.

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jh7
02/13/2013 3:59pm

What artifice was used to break in to the vault in the bank? The sentence makes sense because a clever device was used to break the vault

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ES8
02/13/2013 4:05pm

The frog's artifice helped it escape the snake. Artifice mkes sense in this sentence because the frog made cleever omves to get away from the snake.

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jj8
02/13/2013 4:13pm

The spy used an artifice to track down the villain. This sentence makes sense because the spy used a clever device to find the villian

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vv6
02/13/2013 4:16pm

I that was artifice when you came up with that idea. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because it was a clever idea.

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Mr. Fodor
02/13/2013 9:25pm

Check spelling

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as7
02/13/2013 4:17pm

On April Fool's Day, artifices are often used. This makes sense because on April Fool's Day, many people have clever and tricky ideas.

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BC6
02/13/2013 4:46pm

The magician did not have many artifices. This makes sense in this context because the magician did not have many clever tricks.

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MH6
02/13/2013 5:18pm

April Fool's Day is the best time to use an artifice. This word makes sense because April Fool's Day is the best day to use clever tricks.

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GH6
02/13/2013 5:45pm

Everyone believed the enemy's white flag to be an artifice. The word artifice makes sense in this context because the surrender flag was thought to be a device meant to deceive.

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JP6
02/13/2013 5:47pm

Artifice is used on April Fools Day to trick people. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because an artifice is a trick.

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RS7
02/13/2013 5:51pm

The police believed that the burglar use an artifice object to escape from jail.
This makes sense because the police believed that the burglar used a clever object to escape from jail.

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Mr. Fodor
02/13/2013 9:31pm

Check spelling.

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CN8
02/13/2013 5:55pm

It was a clever artifice because no one could understand the clever trick. Artifice makes sense because it tricked all of the people.

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PN7
02/13/2013 6:00pm

During the Trojan War, the wooden horse was an artifice that helped allow the Greeks to attack the city.

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cw8
02/13/2013 6:02pm

Walking through school on April Fool's Day, she watched out for hidden artifaces.

This makes sense because she was cautious to avoid tricks.

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cp6
02/13/2013 6:26pm

The spy used a clever artifice to track down the person. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the spy used a clever, cunning, and crafty device to trace down the person.

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AO8
02/13/2013 6:30pm

The girl crafted a brilliant artifice to get her brothers into doing her chores. This sentence makes sense because the girl made a tricky plan to get her brothers into doing her chores.

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KM6
02/13/2013 6:33pm

Bob used an artifice to escape from the jail. Artifice makes sense in my sentence because Bob used a clever device to escape from a jail.

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GC8
02/13/2013 6:51pm

The sales man asked what the artifice was to distract the man i was talking to. It fits in this sentence because i was being clever to get rid of the man.

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VD7
02/13/2013 6:55pm

His photographs are full of artifice. This makes sense because his photographs are deceiving.

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EK8
02/13/2013 7:04pm

The artifice we used to distract the parents went as planned.
Artifice makes sense in this sentence because it was clever and cunning.

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ALH7
02/13/2013 7:04pm

The assisan in the woods used an artifice weapon. This sentence makes scense because the weapon was clever and cuning.

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Mr. Fodor
02/13/2013 9:28pm

Don't use artifice as an adjective. Use it as a noun.

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KFM7
02/13/2013 8:39pm

The spy used an artifice to find the robber. This makes sense because the spy used a clever tool to find the robber.

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EL8
02/13/2013 9:00pm

The teacher's artifice confused the students. This sentence makes since because the teacher's tricky plan confused the students.

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BL8
02/13/2013 9:18pm

A play action football play always involves an artifice, the running back, who acts like he got a handoff from the quarterback when he didn't.

Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the running back fakes a handoff and fools the other team into thinking he has the ball.

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GF8
02/13/2013 9:50pm

The police officer used the artifice to track down the group of men and to catch them. This sentence makes sense because the police officer used the clever device to catch the burglars.

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NB6
02/13/2013 10:05pm

My dog James is so artifice, he escapes everynight from his cage and claims in bed with me. This sentence makes sense is the sentence because James is clever.

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LT7
02/13/2013 10:24pm

The little girl used an artifice by batting her eyes to try to convince me to let her eat her dessert before she had finished her dinner. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the little girl tried to trick me into letting her have dessert before she had finished her dinner.

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cm6
02/13/2013 10:55pm

The unskilled boy must have won the contest by using some artifice. This makes sense because he used a clever and tricky strategy to win.

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AP7
02/14/2013 7:28am

The artifice lie Chris used on his parents was very sneaky. This sentence makes sense because the lie was cleaver.

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ER8
02/14/2013 3:46pm

My cousin used his artifice to sneak the last piece of cake. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because my cousin used his cleverness and trickiness to get the cake.

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JT6
02/14/2013 4:29pm

The army general used a clever artifice to decieve the enemy. Artifice makes sence in this sentence because the gereral tricked the enemy in a clever way.

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AH7
02/14/2013 4:40pm

The thief used an artifice to distract people while he took all the money from them. This makes sense because he uses trickery to distract the people so he could take their money.

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MB120
02/14/2013 4:57pm

I used artifice to trick my little cousin eating his vegetables. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because I tricked my cousin into doing something he originally didn't want to do.

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DG8
02/14/2013 5:11pm

I have an artifice object in my room. It makes sense because the object is clever and cunning.

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EH6
02/14/2013 5:32pm

The burglar used an artifice to break into the vault. Artifice makes sense here because he used a clever device to break into the vault.

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TP8
02/14/2013 5:45pm

The football team play was artifice and it won the game. It makes sense because it tricked the other team and won the game.

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BB6
02/14/2013 7:21pm

The smoothie ingredients at fast food restaurants are an artifice. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the ingredients are deceving and a trick.

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MW6
02/14/2013 7:55pm

The con artist had an artifice to get you to pay him money. Artifice makes sense in this context because he had many tricks for you to give him the money.

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KK6
02/14/2013 8:16pm

Joseph's father scolded him for his artifice that made his little sister cry. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because Joseph's sister got upset about the tricky plan Joseph had made against her.

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HS7
02/14/2013 8:19pm

The policemen used an artifice to track down the prisoner who broke out of jail. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the policemen used a tracking device to track down the prisoner.

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EM6
02/14/2013 8:20pm

Tom had an artifice idea about the play. It makes sense because it was a clever idea.

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RS7
02/14/2013 8:22pm

The police believed that the burglar used an artifice object to escape from jail.
This makes sense because the police believed that the burglar used a clever object to escape from jail.

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OS8
02/14/2013 8:25pm

The dog used his artifice in his attempts to fool the cat. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the dog was trying to trick the cat.

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AT7
02/14/2013 8:41pm

The Harlem globetrotters use artifices to beat the opposing team. This makes sense because they use tricks with the basketball to beat the opposing team.

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AP7
02/14/2013 9:07pm

The girl told an artifice lie to her parents. This sentence makes sense because the lie was clever and deceiving.

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gk7
02/14/2013 9:58pm

The illusionist's use of lighting was part of his artifice entertainment. Artifice makes sense in the sentence because the trick was clever and deceiving.

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RD8
02/14/2013 10:18pm

That was an artifice place you hid. Artifice makes sense because it was a cleaver place he hid when we were playing hide and seek.

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hm8
02/14/2013 10:31pm

In basketball a dribble move is a artifice because the defender doesn't know what will is going to happen.

this makes sense because the dribble move is used to fake out the defender so you can get an open shot.

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OA8
02/14/2013 10:55pm

You could tell that artifice the magician was using wasn't real. Artifice is us correctly in my sentence because It says that I could tell that the trick the magician used wasn't real.

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HV8
02/14/2013 11:03pm

The detective used an artifice to track down the child in the large town. This sentence makes sense because the police us using a cunning device to try and find the child.

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lw7
02/14/2013 11:35pm

Meredith used an artifice to confuse Addie so she could talk to Mcdreamy alone and convince him to choose her, not Addie.
this makes sense because the confused Addie wondered away and Meredith was able to talk to Mcdreamy without Addie bothering her.

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EB7
02/15/2013 8:05am

I was being artifice when I said i got the IPhone 87.

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EB7
02/15/2013 8:06am

This makes sense because I tricked them into that I had the iPhone 87.

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SCS6
02/15/2013 8:09am

I was artifice when I tricked the mouse into eating the cheese off the mouse trap.

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mk8
02/16/2013 1:57pm

i artifice my brother in hide and seek. It makes sense because i trick him.

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JT
02/17/2013 2:40pm

The magician's skills lacked artifice. The word makes sence because the magician didn't have the ability to trick the audience.

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AM6
02/17/2013 4:57pm

My brother used an artifice to prank my sister. The word artifice makes sense when used in this context because my brother used a clever device to prank my sister.

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MF8
02/18/2013 4:33pm

I will artifice my parents tonight by saying that I am going to the library. This makes sense because I will not actually be going to the library.

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jd8
02/19/2013 4:39pm

On April Fools day, many kids go artifice in their actions to trick thier friends. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because kids get clever in thier tricks.

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MS6
02/26/2013 8:41pm

The F.B.I. used an artifice while trying to catch the anonymous murderer. This sentence makes sense because the F.B.I. used an artifice, or device used to track something in a tricky or devious way, to catch the culprit for the crime.

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BL8
02/28/2013 5:45pm

The soldiers had planned an artifice in order to get into the building.

Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the soldiers had to use a clever and secretive entrance to the building or they would have been found.

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SH6
02/28/2013 10:18pm

Einstein used his artifice mind to create the periodic table of elements. This sentence works because Einstein used his clever mind to create the table.

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