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Dissembling- verb. To give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of Syn. pretending; concealing Ant. revealing Sample sentence: The boy dissembled his appearance on Halloween by wearing a monster costume. Guile- noun.

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dissembling verb
Dissembling- verb
  • To give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of
  • Syn. pretending; concealing
  • Ant. revealing
  • Sample sentence: The boy dissembled his appearance on Halloween by wearing a monster costume.
guile noun
Guile- noun
  • Cunning talk or conduct; crafty deception
  • Syn. deceitfulness; trickery
  • Ant. honesty
  • Sample sentence: With plenty of guile, the smooth talker was able to distract the man in order to pick his pocket.
iniquity noun
Iniquity- noun
  • Wicked or unjust act; sin
  • Syn. evil; wickedness
  • Ant. goodness; justness
  • Sample sentence: The iniquity he committed was severe, so the man decided to attend church to pray for forgiveness of the sin.
licentious adj
Licentious- adj.
  • Unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral
  • Syn. immoral
  • Ant. moral
  • Sample sentence: Jesse James, the famous bank robber, was a licentious person; he didn’t believe in the laws set before him.
malevolence noun
Malevolence- noun
  • Wishing harm or evil on others; ill will; hatred
  • Syn. malice; spite
  • Ant. benevolence
  • Sample sentence: With wicked malevolence, Elizabeth sought revenge on her bitter rival after she stole her boyfriend.
malign verb
Malign- verb
  • To speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of
  • Syn. slander; disparage
  • Ant. praise
  • Sample sentence: Bob maligned Sam by spreading harmful lies about his reputation.
slander noun
Slander- noun
  • A false and damaging statement
  • Syn. Insult, defamation
  • Ant. compliment
  • Sample sentence: The girls were accused of slander for spreading untrue rumors of witchcraft throughout the town.
overture noun
Overture- noun
  • An introductory part, as of a poem; prelude; prologue
  • Syn. preliminary; advance
  • Ant. closure; epilogue
  • Sample sentence: The overture of The Crucible provided the reader with an introduction to the Puritan people.
partisan noun
Partisan- noun
  • A supporter of a person, group, or cause
  • Syn. follower
  • Ant. opponent
  • Sample sentence: He was a partisan of the rock band, so he followed them around the country when they were on tour.
penitence noun
Penitence- noun
  • Regret for one’s wrongdoing or sinning; repentance
  • Syn. remorse; contrition
  • Ant. hardened; unrepentant
  • Sample sentence: After realizing that he acted inappropriately, Jim showed penitence for his behavior by apologizing to the woman for his actions.
perjury noun
Perjury- noun
  • The willful giving of false testimony under oath; false swearing
  • Syn. lies
  • Ant. truth
  • Sample sentence: After she was caught in an obvious lie while under oath, the judge charged Karen with perjury.
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