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 for disguise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disguise \Dis*guise"\, n.
     1. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or
        of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise
        are subject to heavy penalties.
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              There is no passion which steals into the heart more
              imperceptibly and covers itself under more
              disguises, than pride.                --Addison.
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     2. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false
        appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
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              That eye which glances through all disguises. --D.
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     3. Change of manner by drink; intoxication. --Shak.
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     4. A masque or masquerade. [Obs.]
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              Disguise was the old English word for a masque. --B.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disguise \Dis*guise"\ (?; 232), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disguised;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Disguising.] [OE. desguisen, disgisen,
     degisen, OF. desguisier, F. d['e]guiser; pref. des- (L. dis-)
     + guise. See Guise.]
     1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to
        conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or
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              Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
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     2. To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false
        show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's
        sentiments, character, or intentions.
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              All God's angels come to us disguised. --Lowell.
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     3. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
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              I have just left the right worshipful, and his
              myrmidons, about a sneaker of five gallons; the
              whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I
              gave them the ship.                   --Spectator.
     Syn: To conceal; hide; mask; dissemble; dissimulate; feign;
          pretend; secrete. See Conceal.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of
           something; "the theatrical notion of disguise is always
           associated with catastrophe in his stories" [syn:
           disguise, camouflage]
      2: any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal
         the wearer's identity
      3: the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying
         its appearance; "he is a master of disguise" [syn:
         disguise, camouflage]
      v 1: make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We
           disguised our faces before robbing the bank" [syn:
           disguise, mask]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "disguise":
     accouter, acting, affect, affectation, appearance, assume,
     attitudinizing, bad copy, bad likeness, ballet skirt, becloud,
     befog, belie, blanket, blind, bluff, bluffing, burlesque, buskin,
     camouflage, cap and bells, caparison, caricature, charade,
     cheating, cloak, cloud, color, coloring, conceal, contrast,
     costume, counterfeit, cover, cover up, cover-up, curtain, deceive,
     deception, delusion, difference, disparity, dissemblance,
     dissemble, dissembling, dissimilarity, dissimilate, dissimilation,
     dissimilitude, dissimulate, dissimulation, distort,
     distract attention from, divergence, diversity, domino, dress up,
     eclipse, embellish, embroider, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, equip,
     exaggerate, facade, face, fake, fakery, faking, false air,
     false colors, false face, false front, false show, falsify,
     falsity, feign, feigning, feint, fit, fit out, form, four-flushing,
     fraud, front, fudge, garble, getup, gild, gilt, gloss, gloss over,
     guise, habit, hide, humbug, humbuggery, identity, imposture,
     incognito, incommensurability, incomparability, keep under cover,
     make-believe, makeup, mask, masque, masquerade, mere caricature,
     meretriciousness, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport,
     misrepresent, misstate, misteach, motley, mummery, nonuniformity,
     obfuscate, obscure, occult, ostentation, outfit, outward show,
     overdraw, overstate, pageant, parody, pervert, playacting,
     poor imitation, pose, posing, posture, pretend, pretense,
     pretension, pretentiousness, pretext, protective coloration,
     put-on, representation, rig, rig out, rig up, screen, seeming,
     semblance, shade, sham, show, shroud, simulacrum, simulate,
     simulation, slant, slur over, smoke screen, sock, speciousness,
     strain, suit, tights, titivate, travesty, trick out, turn out,
     tutu, twist, understate, uniform, unlikeness, unresemblance,
     unsameness, unsimilarity, varnish, vary, veil, veneer, visor,
     vizard, vizard mask, warp, whitewash, window dressing, wraps,

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