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Entry Word: masquerade
Function: noun
Text: a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <although she was deeply bored, she maintained a masquerade of polite interest as her guest droned on>
Synonyms act, airs, charade, facade (also façade), front, guise, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, show
Related Words appearance, color, gloss; camouflage, cloak, disguise; affectation, deceit, deception, double-dealing, duplicity, fraud, guile; betrayal, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness; excuse, pretext
Near Antonyms candor, frankness, openheartedness, sincerity