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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 new world of digital information networks can make it increasingly difficult for people to hide, dissemble, cheat, and evade.
Dissemble, prevaricate, obfuscate: it's all deception and it's what made Bill Clinton "slick.
The English word DISSEMBLE and its derivatives come from the Old French verb DESSEMBLER.
According to the company, the conveyors are designed so that they are easy to install and dissemble for cleaning, because there are few moving parts in the conveyors, they require minimal maintenance, few replacement parts, and are guaranteed for five years.
The church reacted as institutions often do -- as Enron did -- and that is to deny, to delay, to dissemble, to fool themselves into thinking that all was well.
Whatever self-consciousness, reticence, or inclination to dissemble people in Homestead might have initially displayed, Judith Modell and her collaborator, photographer Charlee Brodsky, ultimately overcame these barriers.
The fledgling physician learns to hide his ignorance, to dissemble his fear, to elide his vulnerability.
The basic problem is this: When a taxpayer knows his own income but the revenue collector does not, the taxpayer may have an incentive to dissemble on his income report.
The title character of The Stranger is Meursault, who is sentenced to death ostensibly for shooting a man whom he had never met but perhaps more so, it is suggested, for his inability to dissemble, to experience conventional modes of feeling, or to conform to society's requirements.
Bulge bracket shops dissemble on the issue of best execution when their cash equity, market making and proprietary desks are mining client order flow from the very algorithmic strategies that the broker provides to its buy-side client," said Zasky.
Kristian Rame, spokesperson for Finnish company Marinetek, a technology partner of Chuck's firm Second Shore, said, "The beauty of the floating system is that its quick and easy to install and dissemble .