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illusion... disillusion... estranged

il-lu-sion \i-loo-zhuhn\ n [ME, fr. MF, fr. LL illution- illusio, fr. L, action of moching, illudere mock at + ludere to play mock more at LUDICROUS ], (l4c) 1 a obs: the act of deceiving b (I) the state or fact of being intellectually deceived or misled, MISAPPREHENSION (2) an instance of shock deception 2 a (1) a misleading image presented to the vision (2): something that deceived or misleads intellectually b (1): perception of something objectively existing in such a way as to cause misinterpretation of its actual nature

1 estranged: \is-trànj\ to remove customary environment or associations.
2 estranged: \is-trànj\ to arouse esp. mutual enmity or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.
3 syn ESTRANGE implies the development of indifference or hostility with consequent separation or divorcement;

1 dis-il-lu-sion \ˌdɪs-ɪˈ-lu-zhən\ dis-il-lu-sion n (1851): the condition of being disenchanted
2 disillusion : n dis-il-lu-sioned dis-il-lu-sion-ing \dɪs-ɪˈ-lu-zhən-ning\ (1855): to leave without illusion or naive faith and trust -- dis-il-lu-sion-ment \-luzhənmənt\

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