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  1. Betrayal
    Perfidy
    Trechery
    • Perfidy: Deliberate breach of faith; calculated violation of trust; treachery
    • Trechery: Willful betrayal of fidelity, confidence, or trust; perfidy
  2. Invalid
    Apocryphal
    Erroneous
    Fallacious
    Misapprehension
    Paralogism
    Pretension
    Spurious
    • Apocryphal: Of questionable authorship or authenticity
    • Erroneous: Containing or derived from error; mistaken
    • Fallacious: Containing or based on a fallacy (unsound or invalid reasoning); Tending to mislead; deceptive
    • Misapprehension: an understanding of something that is not correct
    • Paralogism: any invalid argument or conclusion
    • Pretension: a false or unsupportable claim, esp to merit, worth, or importance; a specious or unfounded allegation; pretext
    • Spurious: Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine; false; plausible but false; intended to deceive
  3. False Self-representation
    Affected
    Dissemble
    Dissimulate
    Humbug
    Mannered
    Ostensible
    Palter
    Pose
    Pretension
    Stilted
    • Affected: Speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
    • Dissemble: To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; to conceal (one's real motives, emotions, etc.) by pretence (pretending; feigning)
    • Dissimulate: to disguise (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance; To conceal one's true feelings or intentions
    • Humbug: Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud; A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor
    • Mannered: Artificial or affected
    • Ostensible: apparent; seeming; pretended
    • Palter: To talk or act insincerely or misleadingly; equivocate
    • Pose: To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is
    • Pretension: a false or unsupportable claim, esp to merit, worth, or importance; a specious or unfounded allegation; pretext
    • Stilted: artificially formal ; (of speech, writing, etc.) formal, pompous, or bombastic
  4. Fake
    Counterfeit
    Ersatz
    Feigned
    Fictitious
    Forged
    Sham
    • Counterfeit: made in imitation of something genuine with the intent to deceive or defraud; forged
    • Ersatz: Being an imitation or a substitute, usually an inferior one; artificial
    • Feigned: Not real; pretended; Made-up; fictitious
    • Fictitious: Of, relating to, or characterized by fiction; imaginary; Not genuinely believed or felt; sham
    • Forged: reproduced fraudulently
    • Sham: Something false or empty that is purported to be genuine; a spurious imitation.
  5. Evade the Truth
    Equivocate
    Parry
    Pretext
    Prevaricate
    Quibble
    Subterfuge
    Tergiversate
    • Equivocate: be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    • Parry: a skillful evasion, as of a question
    • Pretext: An ostensible or professed purpose; an excuse; An effort or strategy intended to conceal something; a fictitious reason given in order to conceal the real one
    • Prevaricate: To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate; to speak or act falsely or evasively with intent to deceive
    • Quibble: To evade the truth or importance of an issue by raising trivial distinctions and objections; To find fault or criticize for petty reasons; cavil
    • Subterfuge: a stratagem employed to conceal something, evade an argument, etc.; something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
    • Tergiversate: To use evasions or ambiguities; equivocate; to change sides or loyalties; apostatize
  6. Lie
    Canard
    Mendacity
    Perjure
    • Canard: An unfounded or false, deliberately misleading story
    • Mendacious/mendacity: Lying; untruthful/ A lie; a falsehood
    • Perjure: To make (oneself) guilty of perjury by deliberately testifying falsely under oath.
  7. Attractively deceptive
    Meretricious
    Sophistic
    Specious
    Spurious
    • Meretricious: Plausible but false or insincere; specious; based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
    • Sophistic: Apparently sound but really fallacious; specious; plausible but misleading
    • Specious: Having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious; deceptively attractive
    • Spurious: Lacking authenticity or validity in essence or origin; not genuine; false; plausible but false; intended to deceive
  8. Skillful Deciet
    Artifice
    Casuistry
    Guile
    Knavish
    Legerdemain
    Overreach
    Stratagem
    • Artifice: crafty or subtle deception; a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
    • Casuistry: The use of clever but unsound reasoning, esp. in relation to moral questions; sophistry
    • Guile: Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit; trick or stratagem
    • Knavish: marked by skill in deception
    • Legerdemain: A show of skill or deceitful cleverness; cunning deception or trickery
    • Overreach: To get the better of, especially by deceitful cleverness; outwit.
    • Stratagem: A military maneuver designed to deceive or surprise an enemy; A clever, often underhanded scheme for achieving an objective
  9. Entrap
    Conniving
    Insidious
    Wile
    • Conniving: acting in a dishonest way: using or controlling other people for selfish reasons; to plot together, esp secretly; conspire; to give assent or encouragement (to the commission of a wrong)
    • Insidious: causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed; intended to entrap
    • Wile: A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare
  10. Malicious Lie
    Belie
    Calumny
    • Belie: To give a false representation to; misrepresent; To show to be false; contradict
    • Calumny: A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation
  11. To deceive
    Beguile
    Chicanery
    Contrivance
    Cozen
    Cozenage
    Delude
    Duplicity
    Fraudulent
    Hoodwink
    Hornswoggle
    Illusory
    • Beguile: To deceive by guile; delude; To distract the attention of; divert; To amuse or charm; delight
    • Chicanery: actions or statements that trick people into believing something that is not true: deception or trickery
    • Contrivance: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    • Cozen: To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive; To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
    • Cozenage: a fraudulent business scheme
    • Delude: To deceive the mind or judgment of; be false to; be dishonest with
    • Duplicity: Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech
    • Fraudulent: Engaging in fraud; deceitful.
    • Hoodwink: To take in by deceptive means; deceive.
    • Hornswoggle: To bamboozle; deceive
    • Illusory: Produced by, based on, or having the nature of an illusion; deceptive
  12. To cheat
    Bilk
    Bunco
    Chisel
    Chizz
    Cozen
    Cozenage
    Defraud
    Diddle
    Dupe
    Gyp
    Mulct
    Swindle
    Wangle
    • Bilk: To defraud, cheat, or swindle
    • Bunco: a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property; deprive of by deceit
    • Chisel: To cheat or swindle; to obtain by deception
    • Chizz: To chizz someone is to cheat or swindle them.
    • Cozen: To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive; To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
    • Cozenage: a fraudulent business scheme
    • Defraud: to take away or withhold money, rights, property, etc., from (a person) by fraud; cheat; swindle
    • Diddle: Slang To cheat; swindle
    • Dupe: a person who is tricked or swindled
    • Gyp: To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle
    • Mulct: (Law) to cheat or defraud; To acquire by trickery or deception; To impose a fine on
    • Swindle: To practice fraud as a means of obtaining money or property
    • Wangle: to use devious or illicit methods to get or achieve (something) for (oneself or another)

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