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smoke-screen

see definition of smoke-screen
  • as insmoke screen
  • as incover-up
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Synonyms for smoke-screen

noun action to confuse or conceal
  • red herring
  • cover
  • false colors
  • false front
  • masquerade
  • screen

More words related to smoke-screen

cover-up

noun. attempt to conceal embarrassing or scandalous information
  • burial
  • camouflage
  • closeting
  • complicity
  • concealment
  • conspiracy
  • disguising
  • dissimulation
  • evasion
  • front
  • hush-up
  • masking
  • placing under wraps
  • pretense
  • seal of secrecy
  • smoke-screen
  • veil of secrecy
  • whitewash
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