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Masks can be of great value. They can conceal your true identity and at times, reveal as much as you want to. They introduce intrigue.

So much about masks but what are masquerades?

They are the events where one wear’s a mask. For example, costume parties and shows. Halloween is one time where a lot of masquerades take place.

Masquerade takes another meaning. When one makes masquerades a part of one’s life, then one is maintaining false outward appearances, pretending to be something one is not.

The dictionary definitions for masquerade are as follows:
1. A party, dance, or other festive gathering of persons wearing masks and other disguises, and often elegant, historical, or fantastic costumes. (noun)
2. A costume or disguise worn at such a gathering. (noun)
3. False outward show; façade; pretense: a hypocrite’s masquerade of virtue. (noun)
4. To go about under false pretenses or a false character; assume the character of; give oneself out to be. (verb)
5. To take part in a masquerade. (verb)

Masters Tip to remember masquerade:
Masquerade: The impact of wearing a MASK

Usage Examples for masquerade:
1. The rich are adept at keeping up a masquerade of humility.
2. The 1st year student masqueraded as a final year one at the party.

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