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malinger

[mə′liŋ·gər]
(medicine)
To pretend or exaggerate illness in order to avoid responsibilities.
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Many criminal defendants likely malinger (or feign) amnesia for a variety of reasons, including attempts to avoid criminal responsibility or to obstruct police investigations.
Doing the SLR in this manner helps differentiate between malingers and persons truly suffering from radiculopathy