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προσποιέομαι

κόσμος σκηνή, ὁ βίος πάροδος· ἦλθες, εἶδες, ἀπῆλθες -> The world is a stage, life is a performance, you came, you saw, you departed
Democritus, fr. 115 D-K

English (Strong)

middle voice from πρός and ποιέω; to do forward for oneself, i.e. pretend (as if about to do a thing): make as though.