Definition of fraud :
1. A trap or snare.
2. An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
3. Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick.
cheating, drool, baloney, maneuver, put-on, antic, lampoon, thespian, trick, pseudo, bilgewater, dodge, taradiddle, gyp, quack, guile, sham, fraudulence, postiche, faker, trickery, art, boloney, artifice, pasquinade, tarradiddle, shammer, pretender, parody, contrivance, phoney, bosh, dissimulator, twaddle, spoof, machination, craft, impostor, tosh, duplicity, juke, prank, takeoff, burlesque, victimization, dupery, joke, mountebank, role player, blind, invention, tommyrot, dissembler, hypocrite, player, pseud, snake oil, histrion, travesty, caper, actor, ruse, mockery, true, flimflam, honest, wile, malingerer, finesse, sendup, cunning, skulker
deceiver (part of speech: noun)
pretension (part of speech: noun)
charade, falseness, fakery, front, disguise, masquerade, deceit, gimmick, forgery, impersonation, pose, cover, show, mannerism, affectation, imitation, claim, stage, imposture, counterfeit, bluff, air, ostentation, pretense, guise, pretension, device, artificiality, facade
deception (part of speech: noun)