This is an exercise from "CPE Practice Tests."For questions 16-25, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of some of the lines to form a word that fits in the space in the same line.
The courteous simile of an author selling books, signing copies or chatting on television shows can be ..... . (DECEIVE)
According to the key, it should be "deceptive," however, in my view, "deceiving" also works, analogous to "appearances can be deceiving."
What do you think?
Thank you in advance.
I'd say "Appearances can be deceiving", because it's a common saying, but I'd choose 'deceptive' in the example you've given.