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Chief Joseph, Nez Perce
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mendacity, n. (men dass’ ih tee)
Deceit, falsehood, untruthfulness,
prevarication, misrepresentation, deception,
Telling lies habitually. Lying, untruthful.
Given to concealment or misrepresentation of
the truth. Dishonest, deceitful.
Man, in spite of his tendency
towards mendacity, has a great respect
for what he calls the truth.
Remy de Gourmont
I originally wrote this with a "generic" liar in
mind, and I called him Tom. For today's
climate, I have made an inevitable change.
AND I added some relevant lines.