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Intent to DeceivePlay
Understand that 'hoax' implies a deliberate attempt to deceive people, not an accidental falsehood. SlideThe email claiming I won a prize turned out to be a hoax.
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Aim for SkepticismPlay
A hoax often requires a skeptical approach since it appears plausible but is fake. SlideThe alien sightings were nothing more than an elaborate hoax.
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Social ConnotationsPlay
'Hoax' often carries negative social implications; it can damage reputations if one falls for it. SlideHe was embarrassed after propagating a hoax about the mayor.