Focus on the pronunciation of masquerade
English definition of “masquerade”
/ˌmæs·kəˈreɪd/ n [C]
› 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.