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deceit

noun [C or U] uk   /dɪˈsiːt/ us  
(an act of) keeping the truth hidden, especially to get an advantage: The story is about theft, fraud, and deceit on an incredible scale. When the newspapers published the full story, all his earlier deceits were revealed.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
deceitful
adjective uk   /-fəl/ us  
deceitful behaviourDishonest
deceitfully
adverb uk   /-fə.li/ us  
Dishonest
deceitfulness
noun [U] uk   /-fəl.nəs/ us  
Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
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