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Deception


DECEP'TION, noun

1. The act of deceiving or misleading.

All deception is a misapplication of the established signs used to communicate thoughts.

2. The state of being deceived or misled. Incautious and inexperienced youth is peculiarly exposed to deception

3. Artifice practiced; cheat; as, a scheme is alla deception