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Noun: deception  di'sep-shun
  1. A misleading falsehood
    - misrepresentation, deceit
  2. The act of deceiving
    - deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
  3. An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    - magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion

Derived forms: deceptions

Type of: falsehood, falsification, falsity, misrepresentation, performance, untruth

Encyclopedia: Deception, Jealousy, and Lies