"feign" in the verb sense
1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble
make believe with the intent to deceive
"He feigned that he was ill"
"He shammed a headache"
2. simulate, assume, sham, feign
make a pretence of
"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"
"he feigned sleep"
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