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masquerade

mas·quer·ade

masquerade

 
pronunciation:
mae sk reId
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a party or ball at which the guests wear costumes and masks.
synonyms:
masked ball, masque
similar words:
carnival, Mardi gras
definition 2: an outward pretense; false outward appearance.
synonyms:
fašade, front, pretense, show
similar words:
acting, blind, cover, disguise, gloss, guise, mask, mummery, sham
definition 3: activity or existence under false pretenses or false identity.
synonyms:
imposture, incognito, pose
similar words:
acting, fraud, pretense
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: masqueraded, masquerades, masquerading
definition 1: to purposely assume the identity or appearance of another person.
She was masquerading as a member of the royal family.
synonyms:
impersonate, pose
similar words:
pretend, sham
definition 2: to wear a costume or disguise.
derivation: masquerader (n.)
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