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charade

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noun
    1. charades, (used with a sing. v.) a game in which the players are typically divided into two teams, members of which take turns at acting out in pantomime a word, phrase, title, etc., which the members of their own team must guess
    2. a word or phrase acted out in this game
    3. a blatant pretense or deception, esp. something so full of pretense as to be a travesty
    [Webster]

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