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dissemble

(dĭ-sĕm′bl)
To mislead, to give a false impression, or to conceal the truth.
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The dissembler Vershbow wants to modernize the militaries of these American puppet states and "seize the opportunity to create the reality on the ground by accepting membership of aspirant countries into NATO".
The jury's out with this dissembler ringing in their ears: The United States has purposely avoided choosing sides.
A Discovered Dissembler can Achieve Nothing Great'; Or, Four Thesis on the Death of Presidential Rhetoric in an Age of Empire.
Pop's varied past, particularly outside the Western canon, needs to be reassessed and its meaning as an agitator and dissembler recognized.
In fact, during his career he has been known by friends and foes alike to be a bit of a dissembler and a maneuverer.
Ancient Light is a brilliant meditation on desire and loss, which also skillfully reminds us, even warns us, that 'Madam Memory is a great and subtle dissembler.
Although Breitbart's reputation as a dissembler was well known, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack panicked after the video went viral.
Etymologically, the term hypocrite is derived from the Greek hypocrites, which means "an actor," "a dissembler," "someone with skills at displaying a counterfeit persona.
Turner--"scurrilous Frank Turner" as Short calls him (19)--who repeatedly sought (in works such as John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion [2002]) to revise the man into a consummate dissembler, smoldering with psychosexual repression and irrational political vendettas.
The problem with writing about Ramadan is that the man is an expert dissembler, to the point that deciphering his views is akin to translating an ancient text written in a dead language.
Ashraf is described as ruthless, dull-witted, gifted with electronics, and, beyond that, a doubler and dissembler of his own identity.