Deceptionist

Deceptionist

A slang term for an administrative assistant among whose primary responsibilities is to limit access to his/her boss. A deceptionist may be hired if the boss is extremely busy, or if he/she simply does not want unnecessary issues to bother him/her. Deceptionists enable their bosses to avoid people without creating enemies.
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Raymond, aka The Unusualist, and James, aka the Deceptionist, were two of the seven magicians performing in The Illusionists 2.
The Warrior, The Deceptionist, The Manipulator, The Futurist, The Master Magician and Crowe himself are new additions.
Sav The Deceptionist - Ian Saville - made his professional debut while studying Fine Art at Leicester's De Montfort University, busking on the streets to supplement his grant money.
The band were entertained by one of London's leading conjurors Sav - The Deceptionist.
Deceptionist - a receptionist whose role is to confuse, intimidate and obstruct rather than facilitate.
British born James More - The Deceptionist is known for death defying, high-risk tricks and stunts.
But it is the ingenuity of the more complex hides credited to the master deceptionist Nicholas Owen that is the intriguing feature of the hall.
Such was his ability as a deceptionist, fellow tourist Irishman Tony O'Reilly remarked: 'It was suggested to the Lions that he should be equipped with a one-wheeled bicycle and three juggling balls so that he could keep the crowd entertained when play was not on his side of the field.
Born in Birmingham, Jackson was no speed merchant but showed his qualities as a master deceptionist with his memorable match-winning 30-yard try giving England a 9-6 victory v Australia at Twickenham in 1958.
The great riggers were deceptionists - amateur magicians - slipping the pea out of the thimble with a flick of the fingers.