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  • 61subornation of perjury — The crime of encouraging, inducing, or assisting another in the commission of perjury, which is knowingly telling an untruth under oath. Example: Lawyer Frank is interviewing a witness in an accident case who says that Frank s client was… …

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  • 62Nature fakers controversy — Illustration from William J. Long s School of the Woods (1902), showing an otter teaching her young to swim The nature fakers controversy was an early 20th century American literary debate highlighting the conflict between science and sentiment… …

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  • 63Neeti Sastra — Neeti Saara (or) Neeti Sastra is a very popular collection of morals written by Baddena, a Telugu poet. Baddena (1220 1280? AD) is the composer of the most famous Sumathi Satakam as well as Niti Sastra. Complete details about his origin are not… …

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  • 64falsehood — I noun canard, commentum, deception, dissimulation, distortion, distortion of truth, equivocation, evasion, fabrication, false assertion, false statement, falsification, falsity, falsum, fiction, flam, fraud, fraudulence, inaccuracy, intentional… …

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  • 65story — I (falsehood) noun canard, concoction, deceit, deception, deliberate falsification, dissemblance, dissimulation, distortion, duplicity, evasion, fabrication, faithlessness, false statement, falsification, falsity, fantasy, fib, fiction, figment,… …

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  • 66deception — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Misrepresentation Nouns 1. (act of deceiving) deception, deceptiveness; falseness, falsehood, untruth; imposition, imposture, misinformation, disinformation; fraud, fraudulence, deceit, deceitfulness,… …

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  • 67fallacy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. error, flaw, misconception; false meaning. Ant., truth. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An error in reasoning] Syn. inconsistency, illogicality, sophism, sophistry, casuistry, quibble, quibbling, evasion,… …

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  • 68fib — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. white lie. See falsehood. Ant., truth. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. prevarication, fabrication, misrepresentation, white lie; see lie 1 . v. Syn. prevaricate, fabricate, misrepresent; see lie 1 . See… …

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  • 69fiction — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fabrication, falsehood; romance, myth, hypothesis. See description. Ant., fact. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Something invented or feigned] Syn. fabrication, untruth, invention; see fantasy 2 , lie 1 . 2.… …

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  • 70misrepresentation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. misstate ment, distortion, exaggeration, perversion, falsification; caricature, burlesque, travesty; mimicry, mockery, parody, takeoff, imitation. See falsehood. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. counterfeit,… …

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  • 71falsity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Betrayal, especially of a moral obligation: disloyalty, faithlessness, false heartedness, falseness, infidelity, perfidiousness, perfidy, traitorousness, treacherousness, treachery, unfaithfulness. See CONTINUE,… …

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  • 72Deception — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deception >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deception deception Sgm: N 1 falseness falseness &c. 544 Sgm: N 1 untruth untruth &c. 546 Sgm: N 1 imposition imposition imposture Sgm: N 1 fraud …

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  • 73truth — W2S1 [tru:θ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(true facts)¦ 2¦(being true)¦ 3¦(important ideas)¦ 4 in truth 5 if (the) truth be known/told 6 to tell (you) the truth 7 nothing could be further from the truth 8 the truth will out ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Ori …

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  • 74lie — {{11}}lie (n.1) an untruth, O.E. lyge lie, falsehood, from P.Gmc. *lugiz (Cf. O.N. lygi, Dan. lègn, O.Fris. leyne (fem.), Du. leugen (fem.), O.H.G. lugi, Ger. Lüge, Goth. liugn a lie ), from the root of …

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  • 75lying — ly·ing || laɪɪŋ n. reclining, resting in a horizontal position; act of telling an untruth adj. tending to or characterized by untruth laɪ n. untruthful statement, falsehood; deception n. manner in which something lies, state, position,… …

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  • 76lie — I 1. noun loyalty had made him tell lies Syn: untruth, falsehood, fib, fabrication, deception, invention, fiction, piece of fiction, falsification; (little) white lie, half truth, exaggeration; informal tall tale, whopper, taradiddle Ant: truth …

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  • 77backbiting — n 1. defamation, denigration, vilification, vilipending, vituperation; yellow journalism, mud slinging, muck raking; slur, defilement, blot, blot on the escutcheon, smear, smirch, stain, taint, attaint, tarnish, spot, blackening, black spot or… …

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  • 78scandal — n 1. misdoing, evildoing, wrongdoing, transgression, malefaction, violation, crime, sin, offense, atrocity, delinquency, dereliction, disgraceful action, outrageous or flagrant misconduct or misbehavior, evil behavior, blameworthy action;… …

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  • 79vituperation — n 1. castigation, chastisement, scolding, chiding, upbraiding, Inf. dressing down, reprimand, admonition, lecture, expostulation, Chiefly Brit. Inf. jobation, slap in the face, Inf. rap on the knuckles; philippic, diatribe, tirade; defamation,… …

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  • 80lie — I 1. noun it was a lie Syn: untruth, falsehood, fib, fabrication, deception, invention, (piece of) fiction, falsification, white lie; informal tall story, whopper; humorous terminological inexactitude Ant: truth 2. verb he had lied to the police …

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