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  1. mas·quer·ade
    IPA[ˌmaskəˈrād]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. pretend to be someone one is not:

      a journalist masquerading as a man in distress
    • 2. be disguised or passed off as something else:

      the idle gossip that masquerades as news in some local papers
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: masquerade, plural noun: masquerades

    • v.: verb: masquerade, 3rd person present: masquerades, gerund or present participle: masquerading, past tense: masqueraded, past participle: masqueraded

    • noun

      a false show or pretence:

      the wearing of disguise:

    • verb

      pretend to be someone one is not:

      be disguised or passed off as something else:

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