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masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
gross - total; fragrant; clearly wrong; (of people's behavior) coarse; corpulent; Ex. gross insolence/behavior; V: earn as a total amount; N: 12 dozens
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
cherubic - angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
dubious - questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt; N. dubiety
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures