Word of the day

The word for today is…

finesse (noun) – 1. Refinement and delicacy of performance, execution, or artisanship.
2. Skillful, subtle handling of a situation; tactful, diplomatic maneuvering.
3. A method of leading up to a tenace, as in bridge, in order to prevent an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card.
4. A stratagem in which one appears to decline an advantage.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1520s, “fineness” (obsolete); 1530s, “artifice, delicate stratagem,” from Middle French finesse “fineness, subtlety,” from Old French fin “subtle, delicate”

 


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