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{n: basement} the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture



{n: facade, frontage, frontal} the face or front of a building

{n: facade, window dressing} a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

{n: frontispiece} an ornamental facade

{n: persona, image} (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
"a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty"

{n: power, powerfulness} possession of controlling influence
"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"
"the power of his love saved her"
"his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
<-> powerlessness

{v: deface} deface a building facade, for example

{v: sandblast} grind with a sandblast
"sandblast the facade of the building"


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