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    Vocabulary: Truth and falsehood

    Intellectual Honesty, the Truth or lies, Right or False,  inaccuracies, omissions... These are some of the many concepts we have to face very often in our daily life for any human endeavour, at work, in society or in our private lives.


    I have been feeling like giving you some words and expressions in order to speak the Truth, use the right words to express yourselves. A few idioms will help too.






     True/ It's true that...  the truth 
     The truth of the matter is...             

     to speak the truth 

     to tell the truth

     to be truthful

     Real/ reality/ in reality                                                 genuine/ authentic                                                              
     A fact/ factual 

     in actual fact

     as a matter of fact


     To be right about...  that's right! 
     To prove someone right  genuineness





     False/ untrue  False/ wrong 
     Forged/ Fake/ False  Bogus / sham
     False/ phoney A fake 
     To imitate/ imitation  To simulate 
     Fallacious  So-called   
     To feign something  To pretend to do something                                                   



     To make a mistake

     To make an error 

     To prove sb wrong  To be mistaken/ to err
     To get sth wrong To deceive sb
     Deceit/ deceitful A lie=> lying/ to tell a lie
     To lie through one's teeth                                               A fib/ to fib





    - to bend (bent; bent) the truth/the facts: to say something that's not completely true

    - to stretch the truth: idem - to make stg look better than in reality

    - To take (took, taken) sb for a ride: to cheat or swindle to get stg dishonestly 

    - To pull the wool over sb's eyes: to deceive, or trick someone  

    - to throw (threw, thrown) dust in one's eyes: to mislead (misled, misled) someone or deceive someone

    - to be taken to the cleaners: to be robbed or cheated

    - nothing could be further from the truth:  totally untrue


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