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de·cep·tion

deception

 
 
pronunciation:
dih sep shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of causing someone to believe something that is not true.
He used deception to get money from strangers.
synonyms:
deceit
similar words:
delusion, hoax, swindle
Word Parts  About this feature
The word deception contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit Latin root that means to take, catch