I could likely feign my way through a short story—a very short story—in Farsi.
They cannot feign ignorance at the end of a journey that was ugly all along.
But anyone who can feign a relationship for 40 days can surely do it for one meal.
c.1300, from Old French feign-, present participle stem of feindre "pretend, represent, imitate, shirk" (12c.), from Latin fingere "to touch, handle; devise; fabricate, alter, change" (see fiction). Related: Feigned; feigning.