Sham and Spoof


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Sham noun – An imitation that is passed off as genuine.
Usage example: the bank robber's “gun” turned out to be a sham

Spoof is a synonym for sham in hoax topic. In some cases you can use "Spoof" instead the word "Sham" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like fraud, travesty.
Nearby Word: shame
Synonyms for Sham


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Spoof verb – To copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of.
Usage example: spoofed overly competitive parents in a mockumentary about tryouts for a national T-ball team

Sham is a synonym for spoof in trick topic. Sometimes you can use "Sham" instead the word "Spoof" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as hoax, fraud, travesty.
Nearby Words: spoofing, spoofed
Synonyms for Spoof

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