(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. error, mistake; misrepresentation, perversion, falsehood.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. exaggeration, distortion, falsity; see error 1 , mistake 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
misrepresentation, innacuracy, misquote, distortion, mistake, falsification, perversion, lie, *blooper.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun An untrue declaration: canard, cock-and-bull story, falsehood, falsity, fib, fiction, inveracity, lie2, misrepresentation, prevarication, story, tale, untruth. Informal: fish story, tall tale. Slang: whopper. See TRUE.

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