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persona

noun [C]     /pəˈsəʊ.nə/ US  /pɚˈsoʊ-/ (plural personae or personas)
the particular type of character that a person seems to have and that is often different from their real or private character: He had a shy, retiring side to his personality that was completely at odds with his public persona.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisSeeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
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