Feign

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Emotional DeceptionPlay
Used to show someone is faking emotions they don't really feel for personal gain or to deceive. SlideHe feigned surprise when told about the 'unexpected' party.
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Sarcasm DetectionPlay
Sometimes, 'feign' can indicate sarcasm if used in a context where true feelings are obvious. SlideOh look, I'm 'feigning' joy at another Monday morning.
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Literary DevicePlay
Often found in literature to show characters hiding their true feelings or intentions. SlideIn the novel, the spy feigned allegiance to the enemy.