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American to state a fact that is inaccurate
if something deceives you, it gives you a false idea about something else
to invent an explanation for something, especially in order to avoid being punished or embarrassed
to make up a story, excuse etc that is not true
to deliberately say something that is not true
to invent a false explanation or false information, especially for a dishonest purpose
to make up a story or piece of information in order to make someone believe something that is not true
to make up a story that is not true
to make someone believe something that is incorrect or not true
to say something that is not completely true in order to achieve an aim
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
to allow someone to do something, or to allow something to happen
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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