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dissemble
To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.
To make a false show of; feign.

v. intr.
To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance
pretense
The act of pretending; a false appearance or action intended to deceive.
A false or studied show; an affectation: a pretense of nonchalance.
A professed but feigned reason or excuse; a pretext: under false pretenses.
Something imagined or pretended.
Mere show without reality; outward appearance.
A right asserted with or without foundation; a claim. See Synonyms at claim.
The quality or state of being pretentious; ostentation.
castigate
punish
stolid
dull, devoid of emotion
ant would be excitable
impassive
without feeling; imperturbable, stoical
impeturbable
calm, plassive
hackneyed
trite, commonplace
gainsay
deny
veracity
truthfullness
trenchant
cutting or keen
plaintive
mournful
finesse
delicate skill

ie, finesse of a surgeon
sap
diminish, undermine

antonym is bolster
relegate
banish to an inferior position, assign
encomium
high praise, eulogy
requiem
mass for the dead; dirge
eulogy
expression of praise on the occasion of someone's death
inimitable
matchless; not to be imitated

antonym: ordinary.
disinter
to dig up, to unearth

antonym: bury
dirge
lament with music
(see also requiem)
hoodwink
deceive, delude

ant: disabuse
frieze
ornamental band on a wall
nave
the central area of a church
plaintive
mounful
ruffian
bully, scoundrel
solvency
able to pay all debts
implosion
burst inward
impetuous
vs.
impetus
impetuous = violent, hasty, rash
impetus= moving force, incentive
impetuous
violent, hasty, rash
foment
stir up, instigate
foil
contrast
or defeat; frustrate
abscond
to depart SECRETLY and hide
qualified
limited; restricted
quaff
drink with relish
mincing
affectedly dainty
strident
vs
stringent
strident=loud, harsh, insistent

stringent=binding, rigid
inchoate
-In an initial or early stage; incipient.
-Imperfectly formed or developed: a vague, inchoate idea. ant: explicit
temerity
boldness; rashness
demagogue
person who appeals to people's prejudices; false leader
consternation
A state of paralyzing dismay. See Synonyms at fear
waft
move gently by wind or waves
insolence
impudent disrespect; haughtiness
exculpate
clear from blame
prolixity
tedious wordiness; verbosity
brevity
conciseness
fatuous
foolish, inane
preempt
head off, forestall by acting first, appropriate for oneself; supplant
culpable
deserving blame
abeyance
suspended action
opprobrium
infamy; vilification
obstreperous
noisy, boisterous
tenuous
thin, rare, slim
lien
legal claim on a property
garnishment
A legal proceeding whereby money or property due a debtor but in the possession of another is applied to the payment of the debt owed to the plaintiff.
A court order directing a third party who holds money or property belonging to a defendant to withhold it and appear in court to answer inquiries.
Ornamentation; embellishment.
demagogue
person who appeals to prejudices, false leader
consternation
A state of paralyzing dismay. See Synonyms at fear.
regale
entertain
feckless
Lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.
Careless and irresponsible
profundity
Great depth.
Depth of intellect, feeling, or meaning.
Something profound or abstruse.
preemptory
head off, forestall by acting first, disalow delay
prolixity
verbosity
precept
practical rule guiding conduct
exculpate
free from blame
cadge
beg
abjure
renounce upon oath