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dissemble

(dĭ-sĕm′bl)
To mislead, to give a false impression, or to conceal the truth.
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When such tactics failed to quell rising questions, the White House moved to refine its dissembling strategy, promising to look into what went wrong with the intelligence-gathering process but only after the Iraq Survey Group has completed its work at some unspecified time in the future, most likely after the November election.
Its new dissembling plant was purchased with the assistance of Barclays.
Women writers developed an artistry of indirection, dissembling, splitting, masking, and coding to get their anger out into the public sphere.
So many other languages are good for dissembling; Spanish is good for revealing.
After returning to RAND, Ellsberg began copying the Pentagon Papers, hoping that their exposure of a decade of official dissembling on how the war in Vietnam was conducted would force the government to pull out of the conflict.
How many people has this killed?' By the end of the week I was dissembling and assembling a 9mm pistol with a blindfold on in 10 seconds."
The stark inconsistencies between Watts' innocuous claims about the bill versus DeLay's contention that the measure will be used as a sledgehammer against the church-state wall demonstrate the consistent disorder and dissembling surrounding the faith-based initiative.
As Daniel Javitch comments, "Canossa proposes that sprezzatura is at once artifice made to seem natural and a seemingly effortless resolution of the difficult." This is an ironic dissembling since the courtier's "deceptive actions always possess an implication of thei r opposite" (1978, 56).
"And Al Gore has a very good record on gay rights, no matter what those dissembling gay Republicans try to say."
We had deluded each other, bringing to the table not our honesty and our trust that we would be loved no matter how honest we were, but our practised dissembling. We learnt that day that, in conflict based societies, festering silence is unhealthy because each side believes itself, rightly or wrongly, to be the victim of the other; that each must have its say, must speak out its pain and be listened to in respectful silence.
The individuals in our model exhibit heterogenous psychic costs of dissembling which cannot be observed by the tax collector.(2) These psychic costs may be so high that some people would not cheat even if the expected marginal penalty if detected were zero.
The seductive embrace of girls dissembling love in the riot of Carnival nights, escaping into the dawn, was the cruellest charade; at these rituals of youth, he felt betrayed by age.