Entry: delusive (adj.)
In context: "...intense romantic involvements offer a delusive analgesic for the paint of the hole, and tend to make the involvees clamp onto one another like covalence-hungry isotopes..."
Definition: Having the attribute of deluding, characterized by delusion, tending to delude, deceptive.
2. Of the nature of a delusion.
SNOOT score: Lovely sentence by DFW.
Source: Oxford English Dictionary