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dissemble /dɪˈsɛmbəl/ vb
  1. to conceal (one's real motives, emotions, etc) by pretence
  2. (transitive) to pretend; simulate
Etymology: 15th Century: from earlier dissimulen, from Latin dissimulāre; probably influenced by obsolete semble to resemble

disˈsemblance n disˈsembler n

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