GRE falsehood

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  1. Apocryphal
    • (falsehood) adjective
    • (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true: an apocryphal story about a former president.
    • • (also Apocryphal)of or belonging to the Apocrypha: the Apocryphal Gospel of Thomas.
  2. Canard
    • noun (falsehood)
    • 1 an unfounded rumor or story: the old canard that LA is a cultural wasteland.
    • 2 a small winglike projection attached to an aircraft forward of the main wing to provide extra stability or control, sometimes replacing the tail.
    • ORIGIN
    • mid 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘duck,’ also ‘hoax,’ from Old French caner ‘to quack.’
  3. Chicanery
    • noun (falsehood)
    • the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose: an underhanded person who schemes corruption and political chicanery behind closed doors.
    • ORIGIN
    • late 16th cent.: from French chicanerie, from chicaner ‘to quibble’ (see chicane) .
  4. dissemble
    • (falsehood)
    • verb [ no obj. ]
    • conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs: an honest, sincere person with no need to dissemble.
    • • [ with obj. ] disguise or conceal (a feeling or intention): she smiled, dissembling her true emotion.
    • dissemblance |-bləns| noun.
    • dissembler |dəˈsemb(ə)lər| noun
  5. Duplicity
    • (falsehood)
    • noun
    • 1 deceitfulness; double-dealing.
    • 2 archaic doubleness.
    • ORIGIN
    • late Middle English: from Old French duplicite or late Latin duplicitas, from Latin duplic- ‘twofold’ (see duplex) .
  6. equivocate
    • falsehood
    • verb [ no obj. ]
    • use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself: [ with direct speech ] : “Not that we are aware of,” she equivocated.
    • equivocator |əˈkwivəˌkādər| noun.
    • equivocatory |-kəˌtôrē| adjective
  7. erroneous
    • falsehood
    • adjective
    • wrong; incorrect: employers sometimes make erroneous assumptions.
    • erroneousness |eˈrōnēəsnəsēˈrōnēəsnəsēˈrōnyəsnəseˈrōnyəsnəs| noun
  8. ersatz
    • falsehood
    • adjective
    • (of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else: ersatz coffee.
    • • not real or genuine: ersatz emotion.
  9. fallacious
    • falsehood |fəˈlāSHəs|
    • adjective
    • based on a mistaken belief: fallacious arguments.
    • fallaciously |fəˈlāSHəslē| adverb.
    • fallaciousness |fəˈlāSHəsnəs| noun
  10. Feigned
    • falsehhod |fānd|
    • adjective
    • simulated or pretended; insincere: her eyes widened with feigned shock.
    • feign |fān|
    • verb [ with obj. ]
    • pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury): she feigned nervousness.
    • • archaic invent (a story or excuse).
    • • [ no obj. ] archaic indulge in pretense.
  11. Gulie
    • falsehood |ɡīl|
    • noun
    • sly or cunning intelligence: he used all his guile and guts to free himself from the muddle he was in.
    • guileful |ˈɡīlf(ə)l| adjective.
    • guilefully |-fəlē| adverb
  12. mendacious/mondacity
    • falsehood |menˈdāSHəs|
    • adjective
    • not telling the truth; lying: mendacious propaganda.
    • mendaciously adverb.
  13. perfidy
    • falsehood |ˈpərfədē| noun literary
    • deceitfulness; untrustworthiness.
    • ORIGIN
    • late 16th cent.: via French from Latin perfidia, from perfidus ‘treacherous,’ based on per- ‘to ill effect’ + fides ‘faith.’
  14. prevaricate
    • falsehood |prəˈverəˌkāt|
    • verb [ no obj. ]
    • speak or act in an evasive way: he seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions.
    • prevarication |prəˌverəˈkāSH(ə)n| noun.
    • prevaricator |prəˈverəˌkādər| noun
    • ORIGIN
    • mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘go astray, transgress’): from Latin praevaricat- ‘walked crookedly, deviated,’ from the verb praevaricari, from prae ‘before’ + varicari ‘straddle’ (from varus ‘bent, knock-kneed’).
  15. specious
    • falsehood |ˈspēSHəs|
    • adjective
    • superficially plausible, but actually wrong: a specious argument.
    • • misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive: the music trade gives Golden Oldies a specious appearance of novelty.
    • speciously |ˈspēSHəslē| adverb.
    • speciousness |ˈspēSHəsnəs| noun
    • ORIGIN
    • late Middle English (in the sense ‘beautiful’): from Latin speciosus ‘fair,’ from species (see species) .
  16. spurious
    • falsehood |ˈsp(y)o͝orēəs|
    • adjective
    • not being what it purports to be; false or fake: separating authentic and spurious claims.
    • • (of a line of reasoning) apparently but not actually valid: this spurious reasoning results in nonsense.
    • • archaic (of offspring) illegitimate.
    • spuriously |ˈsp(y)o͝orēəslē| adverb.
    • spuriousness |ˈsp(y)o͝orēəsnəs| noun
    • ORIGIN
    • late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘born out of wedlock’): from Latin spurius ‘false’ + -ous.
  17. Apocryphal

    A) of doubtful authenticity
    B) an unfounded rumor or story
    C) the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose
    A) of doubtful authenticity
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GRE falsehood
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