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mas·quer·ade / ˌmaskəˈrād/ • n. a false show or pretense: his masquerade ended when he was arrested. ∎  the wearing of disguise: dressing up, role-playing, and masquerade. ∎  a masked ball. • v. [intr.] pretend to be someone one is not: a journalist masquerading as a man in distress. ∎  be disguised or passed off as something else: the idle gossip that masquerades as news in some local papers. DERIVATIVES: mas·quer·ad·er n.

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masquerade The resemblance of an organism to some inanimate object in its environment so that it remains effectively 'hidden' from predators. Many insects have evolved particular shapes and colours so they resemble leaves, twigs, or other features of their natural surroundings, making it difficult for predators to detect them visually. For example, some larvae look like bird droppings, certain butterflies have very leaflike wings, while stick insects fully live up to their name. See also camouflage.

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masquerade masked ball. XVI. First in quasi- Sp. forms mascarado, masquerada (see -ADO), later superseded by mascarade, and (with assim. to MASQUE) masquerade; — F. mascarade — It. mascherata or Sp. mascarada, f. maschera, máscara MASK; see -ADE.

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