feign

definition: 
make believe with the intent to deceive
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A controlling boss, demanding co-worker, or aggressive customer may be masking their lack of mental strength with a feigned air of toughness.
She feigned illness when it was time to visit the dentist.
difficulty: 
medium
toefl frequency: 
1
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feigned
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Can you tell which expressions show real pain and which ones are feigned?
People can see through your feigned interest via your nonverbal signals and these types of white lies can muddy relationships and the office environment.
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feign
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