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sham

adjective (a)

  • False; counterfeit; pretended; feigned; unreal; as, a sham fight. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: fake, postiche
    source: wordnet30
  • a person who makes deceitful pretenses (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • That which deceives expectation; any trick, fraud, or device that deludes and disappoint; a make-believe; delusion; imposture, humbug. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

verb (v)

  • make a pretence of (verb.creation)
    Synonym: assume, feign, simulate
    source: wordnet30
  • make believe with the intent to deceive (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He shammed a headache.
    source: wordnet30
  • To trick; to cheat; to deceive or delude with false pretenses. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make false pretenses; to deceive; to feign; to impose. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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