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charade
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
a situation in which people act as though something is true that is not
  • The security going into Watson-Crick was very thorough, unlike the sloppy charade that took place at Martha Graham: the fear must have been that some fanatic would sneak in and blow up the best minds of the generation, thus dealing a crippling blow to something or other.
    p. 197.1

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