delude

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Definition: (verb) To deceive the mind or judgment of. Synonyms: cozen, deceive, lead on. Usage: You cannot delude me into believing that you ate your vegetables, because I saw you feeding broccoli to the dog! Discuss

acquirement

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Definition: (noun) An ability that has been acquired by training. Synonyms: skill, accomplishment, attainment, acquisition. Usage: They were consequently much dissatisfied, and ready for any employment in which their talents and acquirements might be turned to better account. Discuss

purlieu

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Definition: (noun) An outer adjacent area of any place. Synonyms: environs. Usage: These skulking visitors would keep about the purlieus of the camp until daylight; when, on the first stir of life among the sleepers, they would scamper off until they reached some rising ground. Discuss