321439844_61821e6344_m.jpgWord to the Wise: Dissimulate

To “dissimulate” (dih-SIM-yuh-late) – from the Latin for “conceal” – is to hide one’s feelings or intentions.

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Example (as used by Axel Munthe in The Story of San Michele): “The dog cannot dissimulate, cannot deceive, cannot lie because he cannot speak.”

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