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Noun
Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain
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“The firm collapsed as a result of the biggest securities fraud in the history of the state.”
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A person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities
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“If we do not expose him for a fraud and a charlatan we give him credibility.”
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A fraudulent scheme or action
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“A fraud involving pension and social security claims.”
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A person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities
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The claim or pretense of holding beliefs, feelings, standards, qualities, opinions, or virtues that one does not actually possess
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The action of taking property unlawfully from a person or place by force or threat of force
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Bribery and other corrupt practices used to secure illicit advantages
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An unkind, evil or unscrupulous person
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One who plagiarizes the works of others and passes them off as his or her own
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Copying of another's written work
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A person who acts in a shrewd or manipulative way
Adjective
Unnatural or artificial in one's mannerisms or behavior
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Verb
To cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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“Our attack at the moment is to expose the fraud of commercial whaling under the guise of scientific whaling.”
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