Word of the Day: facade

Word of the Day: facade

The word facade has appeared in 350 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on May 8 in “Dan Stevens and the Allure of Kooky Characters” by Carlos Aguilar:

The kookiest characters onscreen this season may be the ones played by Dan Stevens.

… Right now in theaters he can be seen as a winning monster veterinarian in “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” and as a corrupt cop turned bloodsucker in the horror comedy “Abigail.” This summer, he will appear in “Cuckoo,” a sci-fi horror mash-up set in the Alps, in which he plays a German scientist whose welcoming facade hides a fascination with a bizarre endangered species.

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