2. falsity, fiction, falsification, invention, concoction, fabrication; half-truth, stretching or distortion or perversion of the truth; story, trumped-up story, tale, fairy tale, fable, myth, romance; exaggeration, overstatement, coloring, magnification, enlargement, yarn, Inf tall tale or story, Inf cock-and-bull story, Inf shaggy dog story, Inf fish story; nonsense, Inf. claptrap.
3. counterfeiting, faking, shamming, falsifying; misrepresentation, corruption, inaccuracy; misconstruction, subterfuge, deceptiveness, false coloring, falseness, deception, slanting, straining, torturing; canard, rumor, hoax, forgery; monstrous lie, the big lie, SI. whopper, SI. barefaced lie; perjury, foreswearing, false swearing, defamation, slander, traducement, calumny, calumniation.
prevaricator, n. 1. liar, fibber, storyteller, taleteller, falsifier, fabricator; dodger, equivocator, shuffler, evader, bluffer, bluff, fake, hypocrite; dissembler, sophist, casuist, quibbler, canter; deceiver, be-guiler. seducer.
2. humbug, cheat, cozener, deluder, hoaxer, doubledealer, confidence man, SI. con man; perjurer, false witness.
prevent, v. 1. obstruct, hinder, hamper, block, impede, interrupt, interfere, interpose, intervene; stop, put a stop to, halt, check, arrest, abort, preclude; frustrate, thwart, foil, balk, baffle; restrain, inhibit, repress, constrain; delay, retard, forestall, hold back; oppose, contravene, override; prohibit, proscribe, debar, disallow, veto, taboo.
2. avert, obviate, avoid, nip in the bud, ward off, fend off, stave off; deflect, parry, turn aside, draw off, sidetrack; neutralize, render harmless.
prevention, n. 1. impediment, hindrance, obstacle, block, obstruction, barrier, oppilation, obtrusion, interference; interruption, determent, stoppage, arrest, check; retardation, forestalling; curb, inhibition, restraint, constraint, restriction, constriction; checkmate, deadlock, foreclosure, defeat; forbiddance, prohibition, interdiction, injunction, proscription, preclusion, ban, embargo, veto, taboo.
2. preventive, preventative, prophylactic, shield, safeguard; deterrent, neutralizer, counteragent; remedy, medicine, antidote, vaccine, serum.
preventive, adj. 1. prophylactic, preventative, deterrent; counteractive, neutralizing, shielding, protective.
2. hindering, hampering, impeding, impedimental, obstructive; interfering, intrusive, interruptive; inhibi-tive, restrictive, constraining.
-n. 3. prophylactic, preventative, prevention, shield, protection, safeguard, deterrent, neutralizer, counteragent; remedy, medicine, antidote, vaccine, serum.
4. hindrance, impediment, obstacle, obstruction, oppilation; barrier, stopper, blockage, blockade, block, Archaic, remora; retardation, setback, forestalling, determent, stoppage; curb, restraint, constraint, restriction, inhibition; forbiddance, prohibition, interdiction, injunction, proscription, preclusion, ban, embargo, veto, taboo.
preview, n. 1. prior or previous view or study.
2. advance showing, private screening, sneak preview, preview of coming attractions; trailer, clip, shots, scenes; foretaste, appetizer, teaser, lure, Inf. come-on.
previous, adj. 1. prior, former, earlier, foregone; preceding, antecedent, anterior, precedent, precurrent; erstwhile, ex, onetime, sometime, quondam, whilom; foregoing, aforegoing, forerunning, pre-existent; preliminary, prelusive, precursory, prevenient; fore, once, then; recent, late, last, Fr. feu; old, early, ancient, older, elder; latter, aforesaid, aforementioned, abovementioned, aforenamed, above-named, named, said,