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Definition:

  1. [noun] something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    Synonyms: fake, postiche

  2. [noun] a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    Synonyms: imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, mer, pseudo, pseud, role player

  3. [verb] make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
    Synonyms: simulate, assume, feign

  4. [verb] make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
    Synonyms: feign, pretend, affect, dissemble

  5. [adjective] adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish voice"; "sham modesty"
    Synonyms: assumed, false, fictitious, fictive, pretended, put on

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