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Ruse
a trick intended to deceive someone
Meandering
moving slowly in no particular direction or with no clear purpose
Bedevil
to confuse, annoy or cause problems or difficulties for someone or something
Portend
to be a sign that something bad is likely to happen in the future
Concoct
to invent an excuse, explanation, or story in order to deceive someone
Mendacity
the act of not telling the truth
Rife
If something unpleasant is ___, it is very common or happens a lot
Outspoken
expressing strong opinions very directly without worrying if other people are offended
Foyer
a large open area just inside the entrance of a public building such as a theatre or a hotel, where people can wait and meet each other
Beckon
to move your hand or head in a way that tells someone to come nearer
Unfurl
If a flag, sail, or banner ___, it becomes open from a rolled position
Aloof
not friendly or willing to take part in things
Lackadaisical
showing little enthusiasm and effort
Berate
to criticize or speak in an angry manner to someone
Huddle
to come close together in a group, or to hold your arms and legs close to your body, especially because of cold or fear