Part of speech:
To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic:
A show of feeling or behavior that is not sincere and is put on just for effect
To conceal, usually through misrepresentation or other artifice:
To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent:
French noble family including Francis of Lorraine, Second Duke of Guise (1519–1563), a military leader who defeated Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and battled the Huguenots. His son Henry of Lorraine, Third Duke of Guise (1550–1588), helped plan the St. Bartholomews' Day massacre of Huguenots in 1572 and was later assassinated by order of Henry III.
To attend or hold social parties
To claim; profess; allege
A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
A masquerade costume.
a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
A person wearing a mask; masker
An occasion of merrymaking or boisterous festivity; celebration
A similar arena, often enclosed in a tent or building for performances by acrobats, trained animals, clowns, etc.
Festive proceedings; things done in celebration
A showy but empty performance
Alternative form of Mardi Gras.
A ball at which masks are worn.
(Physiology) The concealment or screening of one sensory process or sensation by another.
The act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception
To move about or behave playfully; romp:
A loose outer garment, such as a cape.
A reddening of the face, as a blush or sign of anger.
Anything applied to impart color; pigment, dye, stain, etc.
Shelter or protection:
A deceptive outward appearance
A deceptive outward appearance
A field of activity:
A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or technical expression usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text or manuscript.
A likeness, image, or representation
An exposition for the display or demonstration of commercial products:
A length of cloth worn over the head, shoulders, and often the face, especially by women.
Any attractive but superficial appearance or display
A deceptive outward appearance.
A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. A counterfeit; something that is not what it seems or appears to be; a fake; a person pretending to be something or someone other than who she really is. adj. Deceitful or dishonest.
Representation of the operation or features of one process or system through the use of another:
To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
To hide (one's feelings, motives, etc.) by pretense; dissemble
To assume an affected attitude; posture.
To gain passage despite obstacles:
To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is:
To assume a bodily or mental posture; esp., to assume an attitude merely for effect; pose
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