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masquerade

noun [C]  /ˌmæs·kəˈreɪd/ us  
a party or dance in which people wear masks (= coverings for the face): There were dozens of masquerade balls, parades, street dances, and fancy dress parties. A masquerade is also a false show or appearance: I’m afraid we will not have a fair election but another masquerade.

masquerade

verb [I always + adv/prep]  /ˌmæs·kəˈreɪd/ us  
to pretend or appear to be: In this business, there are a lot of unqualified people masquerading as experts.
Translations of “masquerade”
in Spanish mascarada, farsa…
in French mascarade…
in German die Verstellung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偽裝, 掩飾…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伪装, 掩饰…
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