GRE synoyms Falsehood

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Apocryphalof doubtful authorship or authenticity
Canarda false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor
Chicanerytrickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry
Dissembleto give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of

Section 2

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Duplicitydeceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing
Equivocateto use ambiguous or unclear expressions, usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge
Erroneouscontaining error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong
Ersatzserving as a substitute; synthetic; artificial

Section 3

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Fallaciouscontaining a fallacy; logically unsound; deceptive; misleading
Feignedpretended; sham; counterfeit: assumed; fictitious; disguised
Guileinsidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafy or arful deception; duplicity
Mendacitythe quality of being mendacious; untruthfulness; tendency to lie

Section 4

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Perfidydeliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery
Prevaricateto speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie
Speciousapparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible
Spuriousnot genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit