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 for feign
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feign \Feign\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feigned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Feigning.] [OE. feinen, F. feindre (p. pr. feignant), fr.
     L. fingere; akin to L. figura figure,and E. dough. See
     Dough, and cf. Figure, Faint, Effigy, Fiction.]
     1. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or
        actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form
        and relate as if true.
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              There are no such things done as thou sayest, but
              thou feignest them out of thine own heart. --Neh.
                                                    vi. 8.
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              The poet
              Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and
              floods.                               --Shak.
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     2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to
        counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness. --Shak.
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     3. To dissemble; to conceal. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that
           he was ill"; "He shammed a headache" [syn: feign, sham,
           pretend, affect, dissemble]
      2: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though
         she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep" [syn:
         simulate, assume, sham, feign]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "feign":
     act, act a part, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, cover up,
     dissemble, dissimulate, do a bit, dramatize, fake, four-flush,
     gammon, histrionize, let on, let on like, make a pretense,
     make as if, make believe, make like, make out like, overact, play,
     play a part, play a scene, play possum, playact, pretend, profess,
     put on, put on airs, sham, simulate, tug the heartstrings, wear

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