Definition of deception:
dishonesty, take-in, legerdemain, lying, treason, craft, conjuring, head game, illusion, fabrication, magic trick, put-on, misleading, sleight, cheating, gimmick, guile, sophism, fraudulence, equivocation, conjuring trick, deceitfulness, prank, untruth, falsehood, whoremaster, finesse, misrepresentation, misconduct, foxiness, delusion, guilefulness, cunningness, whoremonger, deceptiveness, smoke and mirrors, trick, incantation, jig, shiftiness, foul play, prevarication, fakery, magic, imposition, lie, fancy, fast one, pretence, circumvention, caper, joke, conjuration, dissembling, betrayal, treachery, mendacity, fantasy, chicanery, pretense, wiliness, dissimulation, snow job, crookery, double-dealing, imposture, craftiness, invocation, trickiness, blarney, duplicity, cozenage, honesty, semblance, frankness, thaumaturgy, insincerity, cunning, dupery, feigning, john, wile, hypocrisy, honest, crookedness, corruption, indirection, conjury, means, shenanigan, antic, trumpery, flimflam, deceit, phantasy.
- deception (part of speech: noun)
- stratagem (part of speech: noun)
- decoy (part of speech: noun)
- "Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot"", Chretien DeTroyes.
- "Apron-Strings", Eleanor Gates.
- "Brother Copas", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.