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1    blanket, cloak, conceal, cover, envelop, hide, screen, swathe, veil  
2    cerecloth, cerement, covering, grave clothes, winding sheet  
3    cloud, mantle, pall, screen, veil  
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  ( shrouds    plural & 3rd person present)   ( shrouding    present participle)   ( shrouded    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A shroud is a cloth which is used for wrapping a dead body.  
2       n-count   You can refer to something that surrounds an object or situation as a shroud of something.  
N of n  
...a parked car huddled under a shroud of grey snow..., Ministers are as keen as ever to wrap their activities in a shroud of secrecy.     
3       verb   If something has been shroudedin mystery or secrecy, very little information about it has been made available.  
For years the teaching of acting has been shrouded in mystery.      be V-ed in n  
...the secrecy which has shrouded the whole affair.      V n  
4       verb   If darkness, fog, or smoke shrouds an area, it covers it so that it is difficult to see.  
Mist shrouded the outline of Buckingham Palace.      V n  

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shred, shout, shoulder, shrewd

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