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 for dissembling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dissembling \Dis*sem"bling\, a.
     That dissembles; hypocritical; false. -- Dis*sem"bling*ly,
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dissemble \Dis*sem"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissembled; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Dissembling.] [OF. dissembler to be
     dissimilar; pref. dis- (L. dis-) + F. sembler to seem, L.
     simulare to simulate; cf. L. dissimulare to dissemble. See
     Simulate, and cf. Dissimulate.]
     1. To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign
        (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue
        appearance upon; to disguise; to mask.
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              Dissemble all your griefs and discontents. --Shak.
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              Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love,
              But -- why did you kick me down stairs? --J. P.
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     2. To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to
        simulate; to feign.
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              He soon dissembled a sleep.           --Tatler.
     Syn: To conceal; disguise; cloak; cover; equivocate. See
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: pretending with intention to deceive [syn: pretense,
           pretence, feigning, dissembling]
      2: the act of deceiving [syn: deception, deceit,
         dissembling, dissimulation]

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