Knavery - #499


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Feb 01 2019 12

Today’s word of the day is knavery, K-N-A-V-E-R-Y. Knavery is a noun that means a roguish or mischievous act.


If you’re familiar with Shakespeare, you’ve heard many people referred to as a knave. You may have noticed that the word is never intended as a compliment. This word of Middle English descent is a synonym of such unflattering terms as ‘scoundrel’ or ‘rascal.’ 


As a junior high teacher, I’ve witnessed a great deal of knavery over the years. The worst involved a prank that left my clothes full of ink.


The spelled of knavery is K-N-A-V-E-R-Y.