[n] something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
[n] a person who makes deceitful pretenses
[adj] 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"
[v] make believe; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
[v] make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
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