anagram 1. a word or phrase composed by rearranging the letters in another word or phrase. 2. a game based upon this activity. anagrammatism the art or practice of making anagrams. Also called metagrammatism. conundrum a riddle the answer to which requires a pun or other word play. gamesmanship Facetious. the use of methods that, while not dishonest or contrary to the rules, are dubious and give the user unfair advantage in a game or sport. metagrammatism anagrammatism. oneupmanship Facetious, the art or technique of keeping another person slightly off balance in order to gain an advantage. wordsmanship Facetious. the art or technique of employing a vocabulary of arcane, recondite words in order to gain an advantage over another person.