adulterate, alloy, alter, argue insincerely, belie, bend, bias, blemish, blur, buckle, burlesque, camouflage, canker, caricature, change, cheapen, check, cicatrize, coarsen, color, confound, confuse, contaminate, contort, corrupt, crack, craze, crook, crumple, curve, debase, debauch, deface, defile, deflect, deflower, deform, degenerate, degrade, denature, deprave, desecrate, despoil, devalue, deviate, diffract, diffuse, disfigure, disguise, disorder, disperse, diverge, divert, dogleg, dress up, embellish, embroider, exaggerate, fabricate, falsify, flaw, fog up, fudge, garble, get one wrong, get wrong, gild, gloss, gloss over, gnarl, hairpin, infect, influence, jaundice, jumble, kink, knot, mar, mask, mess up, misapply, misapprehend, miscite, miscolor, misconceive, misconstrue, misdeem, misexplain, misexplicate, misexpound, misinterpret, misjudge, misquote, misread, misrender, misreport, misrepresent, misshape, misstate, mistake, misteach, mistranslate, misunderstand, misuse, muddle, obfuscate, obscure, overdraw, overstate, paralogize, parody, pervert, poison, pollute, prejudice, prejudice against, prejudice the issue, prepossess, prostitute, pull, rationalize, ravage, ravish, reason ill, refract, scab, scar, scarify, scatter, screw, skew, slant, split, spring, squeeze, strain, strain the sense, sway, taint, tamper with, titivate, torture, travesty, trick out, turn, turn awry, twist, twist the words, ulcerate, understate, unform, unshape, varnish, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, warp, whitewash, wind, wrench, wrest, wring, writhe, zigzag
be ugly, look ill, grin horribly a ghastly smile, make faces, render ugly, deface, disfigure, defigure, distort
, blemish, soil.
, contort, twist, warp, wrest, writhe, make faces, deform, misshape.
misinterpret, misapprehend, misunderstand, misconceive, misspell, mistranslate, misconstrue, misapply, mistake, misrepresent, pervert, explain wrongly, misstate, garble, distort
, detort, travesty, play upon words, stretch the sense, strain the sense, stretch the meaning, strain the meaning, wrest the sense, wrest the meaning, explain away, put a bad construction on, put a false construction on, give a false coloring, be at cross purposes, play at cross purposes.
be false, be a liar, speak falsely, tell a lie, lie, fib, lie like a trooper, swear false, forswear, perjure oneself, bear false witness, misstate, misquote, miscite, misreport, misrepresent, belie, falsify, pervert, distort
, put a false construction upon (misinterpret), prevaricate, equivocate, quibble, palter, palter to the understanding, repondre en Normand, trim, shuffle, fence, mince the truth, beat about the bush, blow hot and cold, play fast and loose, garble, gloss over, disguise, give a color to, give a gloss, put a gloss, put false coloring upon, color, varnish, cook, dress up, embroider, varnish right and puzzle wrong, exaggerate, blague, invent, fabricate, trump up, get up, force, fake, hatch, concoct, romance, cry 'wolf!', dissemble, dissimulate, feign, assume, put on, pretend, make believe, play possum, play false, play a double game, coquet, act a part, play a part, affect, simulate, pass off for, counterfeit, sham, make a show of, malinger, say the grapes are sour, cant, play the hypocrite, sham Abraham, faire pattes de velours, put on the mask, clean the outside of the platter, lie like a conjuror, hand out false colors, hold out false colors, sail under false colors, commend the poisoned chalice to the lips, ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces, deceive.
, overdraw, exaggerate, caricature, daub, burlesque, parody, travesty.