Belying: (v) to give a false idea of something
What a cool word.
Because you could have a classical rendition of this particular term, phrased, “Beneath her explanation was a mistruth belying.”
Or you could have a street rendition, “She be-lying.”
And in both cases it would be right.
But setting all that to the side, I do believe the greatest mystery of human life is finding a way to eliminate having a closet, attic or basement to store our thinking.
We should be so open and willing to be viewed by the public that we welcome a living room without curtains.
It scares the crap out of us to think about such a vulnerability–and we don’t offer this transparency to please others.
Rather, when we start tucking secrets away into private rooms of our memory, we become infested with ghosts and demons, which will not leave us alone.
And as difficult as it may be to survive trials and tribulations, it is virtually impossible to escape the belying grit and grime which accumulate in the corners of our mind.