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Strategic DeceptionPlay
A decoy in this sense is part of a plan to mislead, often used in clever or strategic situations. SlideThe chess player's move was a decoy to lure his opponent into a mistake.
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Attention ShiftPlay
Decoys are meant to shift one's attention from the real target or action taking place. SlideIn the movie, the flashy car was used as a decoy to shift the police's attention.
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Caution with ContextPlay
The term decoy may imply dishonesty or manipulation, so be careful with its connotation depending on the context. SlideCalling someone's argument a decoy can suggest they are being intentionally deceptive.