[ dih-see-vuh-buh l ]
/ dɪˈsi və bəl /
capable of being deceived; gullible.
Archaic. misleading; deceptive.
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Allusion vs. IllusionThe similar spellings and pronunciations of allusion and illusion can cause even seasoned writers to second-guess their choice of words. Today we will examine and clarify the differences between these two terms. An allusion is a reference, direct or implied, to something or someone. Allusions are often found in books, songs, TV shows, and movies. For instance, the title of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave …
Related formsnon·de·ceiv·a·ble, adjective
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