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What is another word for red herring?

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Noun
Something designed to mislead to divert attention
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“However, they were uncertain as to whether it was the address of one of the suspects or a red herring.”
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Lacks relevance and does not pertain to the matter at hand
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A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand
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A plot element or other device used to catch the audience's attention and maintain suspense
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A person or thing used to mislead or lure someone into a trap
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A false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason
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The withholding, or non-disclosure, of information
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A false statement or belief
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Action to confuse or conceal
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A useless waste of time resulting from a deception
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Information that is incorrect or untrue
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A remark or passage, especially in a play that is intended to be heard only by the audience
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