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masquerade

mas·quer·ade

masquerade

pronunciation:
mae sk reId
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a party or ball at which the guests wear costumes and masks.
similar words:
carnival
definition 2: a false or pretended appearance.
Her masquerade of confidence fooled everyone.
synonyms:
show
similar words:
cover, disguise, mask
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: masqueraded, masquerades, masquerading
definition 1: to try to be or look like another person.
She was masquerading as a member of the royal family.
synonyms:
impersonate, pose
similar words:
pretend
definition 2: to wear a costume.
The children masqueraded as ghosts and monsters.
derivation: masquerader (n.)
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