cover-up
noun Date: 1927 1. a. a device or stratagem for masking or concealing <
his garrulousness is a cover-up for insecurity
>
b. a usually concerted effort to keep an illegal or unethical act or situation from being made public 2. a loose outer garment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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