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noun [countable]     charade pronunciation in British English
/ʃəˈrɑːd/
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pluralcharades
  1. an attempt to pretend that a situation is good or satisfactory, when in fact it is not

    I wish they’d drop this pathetic charade of pretending nothing’s the matter.

    The election was condemned as ‘an empty charade’.

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