What is another word for deception?

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Deception is a skill that is integral in any liar's toolkit. Lying to someone often involves pretending to have a certain belief, opinion, or intention when in fact one does not. In other words, deception is misrepresenting one's true thoughts, feelings, or intentions. Deception can be used for a number of purposes, such as gaining an advantage in a situation, manipulating others, or dodging responsibility.

Even the simplest of lies can be deceiving. For example, when you say to a friend, "I'll see you later," what you really mean is, "I'll leave as soon as I can.

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