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1‘she tried to disguise the bruises with make-up’
camouflage, conceal, hide, cover up, make inconspicuous, mask, screen, shroud, veil, cloak
dissemble, dissimulate, gloss over, varnish over, paper over
put up a smokescreen, misrepresent, falsify, give a false picture of
1‘his bizarre disguise drew stares from fellow shoppers’
false appearance, camouflage, concealment
2‘a counsellor hopes gradually to strip away the disguises and help partners to understand each other’
facade, front, false front, cover-up, masquerade, veneer, mask, veil
smokescreen, dissimulation, pretence, deception
‘Eleanor disguised herself as a man’
dress oneself up as, pass oneself of as, pretend to be, impersonate, pose as
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