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feign

feign [ feyn ]
 intransitive verb, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (intr. v.) to pretend or to give a fake impression of
2. (tr. v.) to invent, fabricate or represent falsely
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He feigned illness in order to avoid having to go to school.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The sympathy was not feigned: most European leaders know they would struggle to win a referendum on Lisbon.

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