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Oxford dictionary definition of the word masquerade:
a false show or pretence:
I doubt he could have kept up the masquerade for long
[mass noun] the wearing of disguise:
dressing up, role playing, and masquerade
chiefly North American a masked ball.
pretend to be someone one is not:
a journalist masquerading as a man in distress
be disguised or passed off as something else:
idle gossip that masquerades as news
late 16th century: from French mascarade, from Italian mascherata, from maschera ‘mask’