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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 gig climaxed with Mathias leaping into the crowd for a full on bass freak-out while Falkous cantankerously dissembled still-drumming Jack Egglestone's kit only for the sticksman to give up trying and begin whipping off his clothes.
The simple design allows it to be dissembled without tools for cleaning.
In the most recent GOP debate, the candidates were asked a simple yes or no: "Would you need to go to Congress to get authorization to take military action against Iran's nuclear facilities?" Mitt Romney dissembled: "You sit down with your attorneys and [they] tell you what you have to do." Duncan Hunter began, "It depends ..." then gamed out a unilateral American attack on Tehran.
Between 1990 and 1991, the South African government dissembled the apparatus of apartheid and, accordingly, the wine industry in the beleaguered country began again to look outside its borders both for inspiration and renewed markets.
It said the other fighter will be dissembled and transported to the United States in February.
As soon as the gun arrived the barrel was immediately removed and the works completely dissembled. A complex 6 3/4" tapered octagon barrel was made from a Shilen blank and fitted to the action.
Johnson, whose administration's exaggerations and distortion of the Gulf of Tonkin incident precipitated formal American involvement in Vietnam, and Ronald Reagan, whose administration dissembled about the atrocities committed by Contras in Nicaragua as well as about the program devised by the White House to fund them with proceeds from illegal arms sales to Iran.