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dissemble

(dĭ-sĕm′bl)
To mislead, to give a false impression, or to conceal the truth.
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Further, the expected marginal tax and penalty revenue of auditing that arises from discouraging type 2 taxpayers with the greatest psychic costs among dissemblers from reporting falsely decreases.
He said when he first changed the way he pays dissemblers, there were a lot of questions.
HENCEFORTH, let December 9 be known as St Vince's Day - for on that date last week dissemblers were finally given their own patron saint.
36) Scholasticism remains important for refuting error (here again Anselm is exemplary) while continuing vigilance is necessary to protect the young and, by implication, ferret out the dissemblers.
It represents aircraft engine and airframe dissemblers, aircraft parts recyclers, academic institutions, as well as industry leaders in the fields of aviation sustainability and environmental good practice.
His account of figures of speech in book 3, "Of Ornament," characterizes them all as dissemblers that "make our talk more guileful and abusing" (55).
Many Washington elites had not only lied to the public and ignored cautionary intelligence reports provided by the CIA and Pentagon but had lied so repeatedly that they had forgotten that they were lying--enough dissemblers began to believe their own lies regarding Vietnam that U.
The literature of the Elizabethan underclass with its fascinating accounts of vagrants, peddlers, doxies, confidence tricksters, pickpockets, dissemblers, unemployed street entertainers, disabled veterans, masterless outcasts, beggars, and "upright men" (swindlers masquerading as respectable citizens) has attracted a formidable amount of scholarly attention in recent decades.
For years, if not centuries, politicians of every persuasion have been hailed as accomplished dissemblers, saying one thing in public, but actually meaning the complete reverse.
I began (as all good dissemblers learn to do) on a personal note--describing how I had been a great admirer of Pamuk's work since first happening onto the English translation of The White Castle in the book room of the Independent on Sunday in the fall of 1990, and noticing, with some surprise, that it was written by a boy I'd known as a teenager.
Are we such a nation of hypocrites and dissemblers that we would be shamed and dishonoured if what we say on the phone were made public?
Motherwell's Terry Butcher is one of the greatest dissemblers of our age.