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Synonyms for possum

nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

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Coach Sid Rafuse seemed to be playing possum in that first game, sending little-used Chris Brassard to the mound to take one for the team.
Now the 21-year-old is playing possum in Tinseltown and this year is also starring alongside Ethan Hawke in the adaptation of controversial bestseller Fast Food Nation (her favourite book), and with Richard Gere in The Flock.
And although they did not put on the full playing possum show yesterday, they were sufficiently laid back to allow a relaxed photography session.
Just Peachy" puts on quite a show, answering yes and no questions, rolling over, picking up his rider Misty, and yes, playing possum.
If I were the European coach I'd be doing exactly the same thing, playing possum to show at the last (moment) how good they really are,' Freas said.