What is a word that means using a falsehood which can be used as a means, as a weapon to advocate for and execute something else
The politician claimed that the government budget had a deficit to defend cuts in welfare and local services like libraries and nurseries. However this deficit did not exist so the politician was being ______
Guinness adverts once claimed that guinness is good for you and will help you be alert if you're driving, studying or doing manual labour. This made it marketed as a health drink which then could be an means to sell it in gyms.
Kyle claimed that his bank account was overdrawn and that he didn't want to receive a daily overdraft fee, which then allowed him to borrow £200 which he otherwise would not of been lent the money if he had been honest about his financial situation. This lie made meant he was ________