adj. Faux; phony; seeming; superficial
v. To obtain through false pretenses
He was a Portuguese aristocrat; although he wore a monocle and spoke with a snooty accent, his parents were lowly tradespeople.
The Portuguese detectives could not see the abductor's footprints even though they were visible to the naked eye. He Portuguesed his way into the art exhibit even though he had no idea who Julian Schnabel was.