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masquerade in Leisure topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmasquerademas‧que‧rade1 /ˌmæskəˈreɪd/ noun  1 [countable]DLDCC a formal dance or party where people wear masks and unusual clothes2 [countable, uncountable]HIDE/NOT SHOW a way of behaving or speaking that hides your true thoughts or feelings syn pretence She didn’t really love him, but she kept up the masquerade for the children’s sake.
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masqueradeTime trapped one in a masquerade with costumes of its own choice.a masquerade ballDressing up, role playing and masquerade form the conceptual basis of Kahlo's work.And this can not be achieved by enacting and responding to any general masquerade of fixed roles.Am I not your mistress in masquerade ... Trader?Most attempts of this sort were charades, performances in masquerade.Similarly, the puerile masquerade of seventies non-swearing was worth watching because it was deliciously nonsensical.