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trappings

plural noun

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the objects, activities, etc., that are associated with a particular condition, situation, or position in life; the visible signs of something
  • a vacation home with all the trappings of beachside life
  • Despite its democratic trappings, the country's government was a dictatorship.

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“Trappings.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trappings. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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