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Noun
Someone who practices trickery or deceit
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“In reality, he has no connection to these heroes of old and is nothing but a sham and charlatan.”
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A false front or fake act
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“It was all just a sham, for the angelic-looking and fresh-faced girl walking toward him was not what she seemed.”
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A fraudulent imitation of something else
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“While you won't do jail time for sporting a sham designer handbag, there's a good chance you'll have it taken away from you.”
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A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something
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“What he'd thought was a united front was a total sham.”
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A particular way of behaving, especially to impress or to give a false impression
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An intentionally false statement
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Bed sheet
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Pillow sham
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A bag of cloth stuffed with soft material, used as a comfortable support
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Joking, tricks
Adjective
Not real or genuine, designed to deceive
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“A gambling addict who defrauded friends by encouraging them to invest in his sham business has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.”
Adjective
An imitative version or copy of something
“On the first floor, he pushes his way through a door covered in sham leather.”
Adjective
Unnatural or artificial in one's mannerisms or behavior
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“The general moves among his guests with a sham congeniality that fools no one.”
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Dishonest, deceptive, and not to be trusted
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Cheap, showy, and gaudy
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Adjective
Lacking in veracity, accuracy or truth
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Verb
To pretend to be, or pretend to be experiencing
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“My dear sir, I would beseech thee to not sham ignorance.”
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To imitate (someone or their actions or words), especially in order to entertain or ridicule
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To make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
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To avoid work, especially by pretending to be ill
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To deceive or fool someone
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