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Dissimulation

Dissimulation
Concealment of the truth about a situation, especially about a state of health or during a mental status examination, as by a malingerer or someone with a factitious disorder.
Origin: L. Dissimulatio, fr. Dissimulo, to feign, fr. Dis, apart, – simillis, same


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