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charade

cha·rade

charade

 
pronunciation:
ch reId
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. pl.) a game in which each player must act out a word or phrase without speaking, while the other teammates must try to guess it.
definition 2: an act performed without sincerity, esp. when the pretense is so obvious as to be ridiculous.
Her show of sympathy was a charade.
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