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Definition of masquerade noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 a type of party where people wear special costumes and masks over their faces, to hide their identities
  2. 2 (formal) a way of behaving that hides the truth or a person's true feelings He was tired of the masquerade and wanted the truth to come out.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: masquerade

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