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dissemble

(dĭ-sĕm′bl)
To mislead, to give a false impression, or to conceal the truth.
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Beyond a deliberate factual misrepresentation, what would constitute a critical "lie?" Who cares if critics dissemble, as long as their comments are pertinent?
I have never read a better explanation of what ensues when presidents do dissemble than When Presidents Lie.
As Kay was preparing to announce his resignation, NPR aired an interview with Vice President Cheney in which he continued to deceive and dissemble: "We still don't know the whole extent of what [the Iraqis] did have.
Some can lie, cheat, dissemble and accuse without cause and declare illegal war and are held in high esteem.
The new world of digital information networks can make it increasingly difficult for people to hide, dissemble, cheat, and evade.
Application Modernisation covers a broad range of technologies, from early 'screen scraper' products to more modern technologies that dissemble applications and re-build them into component parts.
Dissemble, prevaricate, obfuscate: it's all deception and it's what made Bill Clinton "slick." Richard Nixon "not a crook." and George W.
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.