难度：托福 | GRE
英语释义: If someone feigns a particular feeling, attitude, or physical condition, they try to make other people think that they have it or are experiencing it, although this is not true. 装作;假装;冒充
I'm sure you're wondering why I've gathered you all here.
Uh, the tiara's cracked. You told us in your text.
What I didn't tell you is that I've vowed to find out who's responsible.
Well, no, actually, you did. It was a fairly long --
Everyone's a suspect.
Don't look at me. I wasn't anywhere near it.
What a surprise -- Phil feigning innocence.
Based on the sophistication and patience required for these crimes, we believe this unsub is probably in her 30s and no older than her early 40s. If pregnancy is her goal.
And she works at night, luring victims from parties or bars. She may even have an illness or feign one to gain their sympathy.
feign an illness=pretend to be sick
Never saw a Cylon show fear before, especially the Sixes. They're usually so hardcore.
Feign fear and emotional vulnerability. You're very good, you know.
He feigned that he was ill
feigned indifference to...
难度：四级 | 六级 | 雅思 | 托福
前缀：pre= before 在....之前
词根：tend= to stretch，incline 伸展；倾斜
extend v. 延伸
tendency n. 倾向；趋势
attend v. 参加，出席
intend v. 想要，打算
I'm not calling you as your ex. I'm calling you as your agent. Remember that book you're pretending to write? Well, Penguin wants an update on your progress. Does Tuesday work for you?
I think it's gonna be a kick having susan and julie stay with us. It'll be like living in a sorority. We'll stay up late and we'll gossip and make s'mores. Doesn't that sound like fun?
Why are you pretending to be happy? I heard you walking around your room all night long...crying.
I don't want to talk about it.
sorority n. （美国大学里的）女子联谊会，女子俱乐部
I heard she went to six different friends' houses for a place to stay, and they all had to pretend they weren't home.
Jessica Seinfeld stole the Martha Stewart boy. I am so upset with her. I thought we were pretending to be friends. And now I have no one to do the desserts.
口语中还可以说：act like.... 装作....的样子