Sentence: Eight years ago the world was on the brink of a grand celebration: the inauguration of a brilliant and charismatic black president of the United States of America. Today we are on the edge of an abyss: the installation of a mendacious and cathartic white president who will replace him. (Source: www.theguardian.com)
Meaning: Lying; False or untrue.
How To Remember?
If you are saying the truth, you would not need to mend anything. But if you lie, you would be termed as a mendacious person who would need to mend and repair many a relationship.
Lying; Untruthful; Dishonest; Deceitful; Disingenuous; Hypocritical; Fraudulent; Duplicitous; Perjured; Perfidious; Fictitious; Falsified; Fabricated; Fallacious.
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[Are all politicians mendacious by nature?]
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