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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EZ120
02/11/2013 3:50pm

The artifice of the performance was brilliant!
Artifice makes sense in this sentence because it is saying that the performance was clever and brilliant.

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KS119
02/11/2013 4:17pm

Using the restroom can be an artifice to get out of class.

The word artifice makes sense in this sentence because the students can trick their teachers by saying they have to go to the bathroom when they are really just trying to get out of class.

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LC118
02/11/2013 4:32pm

The criminal was very artifice while stealing the T.V.


This sentience makes sence because artifice means sly. Also, artifice is a noun.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 7:24pm

Use artifice as a noun

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CS118
02/11/2013 4:46pm

The Trojan horse was an artifice designed to get the soldiers inside the walls.

Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the Trojan horse was a device used to trick the enemy.

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AB120
02/11/2013 4:46pm

The comedian used an artifice to trick us in his show. This makes sense because he used devices like this to decieive us in the show,

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AW118
02/11/2013 5:06pm

Some people hide their jewelry in a book that is really an artifice to fool burglars.

This sentence makes sense because people would hide their jewelry in books to trick the burglars from stealing it.

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MAK119
02/11/2013 5:09pm

The strobe lights are used as artifice in a haunted house. This makes sense because strobe lights are used to deceive someone.

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EG120
02/11/2013 5:12pm

The scan was just an artifice to get our money.
This makes sense because the scan was a clever, deceiving way to win the people's money.

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MS119
02/11/2013 5:55pm

My brother and I finally figured out that the whole plot of the story was just an artifice to get us to believe there was a reward.

This makes sense because artifice mean to trick or deceive.

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bs120
02/11/2013 6:47pm

The artifice class clown made an ingenious trick.
This makes sense because it was clever

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BT118
02/11/2013 7:04pm

The whole story was just an artifice to conceal the truth. It makes sense because the story was made to cover up the truth.

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MW118
02/11/2013 7:20pm

The navy seals were artifice in taking out Osama Bin Laden.

This makes sense because they were cunning and quiet.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 7:20pm

Artifice should be used as a noun, not an adjective.

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VW120
02/11/2013 7:41pm

The $100000000000000000000000 was an artifice designed to get Justin Bieber in the building. (Don't worry, there wasn't really that much money. It was fake.)















This sentence makes sense because The ten dollars served as an artifice to trick Justin Bieber into the building.

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AB119
02/11/2013 7:45pm

The boy had a very artifice way of doing things.

This makes sense because he has clever ways of doing things.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 7:12pm

Artifice needs to be used as a noun, not an adjective.

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MTB119
02/11/2013 8:38pm

Artifice is a middle french word that comes from the Latin word artificium. Its first known use: circa 1604.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 7:09pm

Please list your source by either linking the website or listing the book source

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SR5
02/11/2013 9:38pm

Pranksters like artifices.

This makes sense, because they like to play tricks on people.

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MR119
02/11/2013 9:40pm

The word artifice is from Middle French in the 1530's originally meaning workmanship of anything by craft or skill with its root word of art.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=artifice

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LT118
02/12/2013 7:42am

The magician used artifice during his performance which astonished the audience. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because it is saying that the magician used clever devices to trick the audience.

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CM 120
02/12/2013 3:36pm

He used an arfice to trick his brothers. Arfice makes sense in this sentence because it was used to trick someone.

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mk119
02/12/2013 3:59pm

i use a simple artifice to steal my sisters phone.

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TS120
02/12/2013 4:00pm

The boy had an artifice idea on how to make money.

Artifice makes sense in this sentence because it describes how the idea was clever.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 6:33pm

Use artifice as a noun, not an adjective.

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MD119
02/12/2013 4:00pm

Chris Paul's moves on the court are artifice. This makes sense because they trick defenders he is going one way but he actually isn't.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 7:03pm

Try to use artifice as a noun, not an adjective.

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CF118
02/12/2013 4:17pm

The artifice in Jack's hand shocked Bill when they shook hands.

This makes sense because Jack used a joybuzzer or some other trick to startle Bill.

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ew119
02/12/2013 4:57pm

The plan of attack was very artifice.
Artifice makes sence in this sentence because it tells that the plan was very clever.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 7:01pm

Make sure to use artifice as a noun, not an adjective.

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cym120
02/12/2013 4:59pm

The artifice tricked her in to believing that the salt was sugar. This makes sense here because she was tricked into believing the salt was sugar.

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jm120
02/12/2013 5:20pm

Tyrone used the artifice to fool his friend into thinking he could do a backflip. The word artifice makes sense in this sentence because Tyrone fooled his friend.

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ES120
02/12/2013 5:30pm

The girls' plan was risky and lacked artifice. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because their plan did not involve tricks or deceitfulness.

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LS120
02/12/2013 5:41pm

The evidence was an artifice because the real evidence was switched with the fake evidence. Artifice makes sense because the fake evidence was used to deceive others into thinking it was real.

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NS120
02/12/2013 6:05pm

The trickster used his artifice to fool his friends into thinking that he was in the house when he was really hiding in a tree.

This makes sense because an artifice is a device that is used to trick and is deceiving.

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pw119
02/12/2013 6:06pm

The Nokia Lumia 920 is an artifice. This makes sense because the Nokia Lumia 920 is a clever device.

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Mr. Fodor
02/12/2013 6:59pm

Artifice does not simply mean clever. Make sure we look closely at the definition.

Also make sure to use artifice as a noun, not an adjective.

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NP119
02/12/2013 6:10pm

He used an artifice to play a prank on his sister.

This makes sense because artifice is used to play tricks or deceive and that is what happens when you play a prank on someone.

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DC119
02/12/2013 6:11pm

The artifice made by my opponent tricked me.

This makes sense because my opponent made something clever to trick me.

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LV119
02/12/2013 6:17pm

Sherlock used the artifice of faking his death to protect John.

This makes sense here because he fooled the whole world into thinking he was dead.

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MH118
02/12/2013 6:23pm

The little boy pulled an artifice on the other little girl.
This makes sense because the boy is pulling a trick on the girl.

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VJW120
02/12/2013 6:27pm

If a writer wants artifice in their writing, then they need to be sneaky.

This makes sense because you cannot put something sneaky or deceiving in writing obviously, otherwise everyone will notice it and it is no longer sneaky.

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AS119
02/12/2013 6:27pm

Tom used an artifice to convince other kids to paint a fence.

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BW120
02/12/2013 6:30pm

The unicorn was considered an artifice of all the warrior animals.
This sentence makes sense because the unicorn was the most clever and cunning of all the warrior animals.

:)

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jb119
02/12/2013 6:31pm

The whole work is a feat of expert artifice.
This sentence makes sense because the work was clever and cunning.

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RC118
02/12/2013 6:35pm

The artiface manipulated Tom into giving her the money. This makes sence because you would have to be clever to trick someone.

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JG119
02/12/2013 7:02pm

He was not very artifice with his explanation on why he did not have his French homework.

This means he had a bad unclever reason which was not good enough.

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mg119
02/12/2013 7:32pm

The artifice of her trick was not clever enough to get the girl out of trouble.

Artifice makes sense in this sentence because it is saying that the girl was not clever or brilliant enough to get out of trouble.

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SD118
02/12/2013 8:32pm

Polly used artifice to fool her gullible classmates.

This sentence makes sence because Polly used cleverness to trick her classmates.

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NL120
02/12/2013 9:35pm

Bob used artifice so his sister would think there really is a tooth fairy.

This makes sence because Bob tricked his sister so she would think there is a tooth fairy.

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MTB119
02/12/2013 9:56pm

Artifice is a middle french word that comes from the Latin word artificium. Its first known use: circa 1604.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artifice?show=0&t=1360724160

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TS120
02/12/2013 10:31pm

The boy used an artifice to make money.

Artifice makes sense in this sentence because it shows how the boy was clever in order to make money.

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Js119
02/12/2013 10:31pm

Jerry uses so many artifices, I, myself, wonder where he gets all of them!
EXPLANATION: He uses so many tricks but i don't know where he gets them all.

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AC119
02/12/2013 11:48pm

The cabinet is the basement is an artifice place to go in a game of Hide and Seek.
This makes sense because the cabinet is a clever spot to hide in.

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Mr. Fodor
02/13/2013 8:34pm

Artifice should be used as a noun.

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IT118
02/13/2013 7:14am

She was proud of her artifice plan to tell her parents she was going to the library when she was actually going to a party.

This makes sense because the girl is being deceitful and tricking her parents.

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ME120
02/13/2013 4:04pm

Steve's artifice tricked his mother and father.
This makes sense because he tricked his parents which is what the word means.

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mw120
02/13/2013 4:27pm

The Trojan horse was an artifice to get the solders inside the walls of the castle.
This makes sense because they are tricking the castle guards to letting them inside.

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BB120
02/13/2013 5:11pm

The artifice of the Michael Jordan reverse layup was extremely clever. Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the method Michael Jordan used to deceive or trick the defender he was going to just shoot the layup took a huge amount of cleverness to read the floor like he did.

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HG118
02/13/2013 5:12pm

I thought we were playing an interesting game until I realized it was an artifice.
This makes sesnse because it wasn't really a game, it was a trick.

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MC118
02/13/2013 6:33pm

The soccer player pulled an artifice on the goalie to score a goal.

Artifice makes sense in this sentence because the soccer player tricked the goalie so he/she could score a goal.

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EH119
02/13/2013 7:05pm

Sam used an artifice to persuade the adults to give him money.

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ID120
02/14/2013 3:21pm

The iphone 6 is an artifice because it was very clever. This makes because the iphone 6 will be very clever and will be like no other device of its time.

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ID120
02/14/2013 3:25pm

Steve Jobs used an artifice when designing the iphone. This makes sense because he was clever because he was designing a cunning device.

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aw119
02/14/2013 5:53pm

The singer performed an artifice concert. This makes sense here because the concert was brilliant.

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zh118
02/14/2013 6:06pm

The scam used artifice to trick people into giving them money. Artifice makes sense because the scam is clever and cunning.

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JH120
02/14/2013 7:56pm

Jamie was an artifice when she convinced her older sister to take her shopping.
The word artifice makes sense in this sentence because it states Jamie was being cunning.

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NF120
02/14/2013 9:41pm

The artifice trick he performed was amazing!

Artifice makes sense in this sentence because it is saying that the trick he performed was clever.

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Mr. Fodor
02/16/2013 1:27pm

Artifice should have been used as a noun.

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JM118
02/14/2013 9:56pm

Tom used an artifice to trick his neighbors into painting the fence he was suppose to paint as punishment.
This makes sense because he tricked his friends to do his work.

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DG118
02/14/2013 10:07pm

We used the smoke detector as an artifice to pull a prank on our mom.

This makes sense because we used the smoke alarm to trick our mom as if there were a fire as a prank.

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Kb119
02/14/2013 10:19pm

The girl had artifice goals for volleyball.

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BM118
02/14/2013 11:41pm

Pretending to have a fake cold can be artifice to miss a test.

This makes sense because I am saying that pretending to be sick can be a trick to miss a test.

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Ek118
02/14/2013 11:54pm

Many people use artifice on April fools day.

This makes sense because we trick people on April fools day.

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RF118
02/14/2013 11:59pm

Tom Sawyer does many artifice things to get what he wants.

Artifice makes sense in this content because Tom is very tricky.

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AZ120
02/19/2013 9:57am

Jims dog is very artifice when there food near by.
this makes sense because his dog is clever to get his food.

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jd118
02/19/2013 3:46pm

A magician uses artifice to get his audience to believe in his magic. Artifice makes sense in the sentence because the magician uses trickery to get his audience to believe.

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WP118
02/19/2013 4:01pm

Tthe burglar was very artifice when he stool the car.

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ap120
02/20/2013 8:39pm

The fox was very artifice when he hunted his food.
This makes sense in this sentence because the fox is clever when he is hunting his food.

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AJP120
02/20/2013 10:13pm

Faking the flu was a clever artifice.

This makes sense because faking the flu is a clever plan or device to stop you from going to school.

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MM118
02/22/2013 8:57am

The trap was an artifice to secure the snake.

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EM119
02/27/2013 8:51pm

The bank robber is very artifice hes never been caught.

This makes sense here because the bank robber is good and sneeky at robbing.

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