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noun 
  1. (idiom) Any false construct devised to disguise a shortcoming or improve appearances.
Etymology: Purportedly named for fake settlements erected at the direction of Russian minister w:Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, Grigori Alexsandrovich Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea in 1787.


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