Word of the Day: masquerade

Word of the Day: masquerade

The word masquerade has appeared in 25 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 7 in “Not Just for Scooby-Doo Anymore — the Secret Door Is Having a Moment” by Jane Margolies:

Armchair sleuths aren’t the only devotees of the open-sesame game these days. Hidden doors and secret rooms have become an increasingly popular feature in American homes, whether the goal is foiling burglars, eking out extra storage or creating so-called safe, or panic, rooms for doomsday scenarios.

… Companies that make pre-hung, ready-to-install doors that masquerade as bookcases and pool cue racks say that business started booming at the height of the pandemic in 2020, when Americans holed up at home dove into renovation projects. Some homeowners who turned bedrooms into offices for remote work swapped out regular closet doors for ones that double as shelving units to make the spaces more functional, as well as more professional-looking on Zoom calls.

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