In Longman dictionary there is an example for disingenuous which says "Keeping the details of the tax changes vague is disingenuous." the adjective vague precedes the verb is and follows the noun change

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    The adjective vague modifies the earlier noun details, but the prepositional phrase "of the tax changes" is also attached to the noun details. In that situation (in English), the prepositional phrase commonly precedes the modifying adjective, as in this syntactically similar sentence: "Keeping the dictator of the country happy was essential."
    – Sven Yargs
    Commented Nov 24, 2015 at 8:25

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The word vague is applied to "the details of the tax changes". The word is then calls "Keeping the details ... vague" disingenuous.

In other words, the example asserts that it is disingenuous to "keep the details ... vague".

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