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Meaning of sham

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  sham
      adj 1: adopted in order to deceive; "an assumed name"; "an
             assumed cheerfulness"; "a fictitious address"; "fictive
             sympathy"; "a pretended interest"; "a put-on childish
             voice"; "sham modesty" [syn: {assumed}, {false},
             {fictitious}, {fictive}, {pretended}, {put on}, {sham}]
      n 1: something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
           [syn: {fake}, {sham}, {postiche}]
      2: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: {imposter},
         {impostor}, {pretender}, {fake}, {faker}, {fraud}, {sham},
         {shammer}, {pseudo}, {pseud}, {role player}]
      v 1: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though
           she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [syn:
           {simulate}, {assume}, {sham}, {feign}]
      2: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he
         was ill"; "He shammed a headache" [syn: {feign}, {sham},
         {pretend}, {affect}, {dissemble}]


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