Synonyms to be the goat

cover up, act, act a part, affect, alibi, apology, apply to, assume, becloud, befog, blanket, blind, block, bluff, camouflage, canopy, cloak, clothe, cloud, color, conceal, cope, counterfeit, cover, cover story, cowl, curtain, device, disguise, dissemble, dissimulate, distract attention from, eclipse, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, excuse, facade, fake, feign, feint, film, four-flush, front, front for, gammon, gloss, gloss over, guise, handle, hide, hood, keep under cover, lame excuse, lay on, lay over, let on, let on like, locus standi, make a pretense, make as if, make believe, make like, mantle, mask, muffle, obduce, obfuscate, obscure, occult, ostensible motive, overlay, overspread, play, play a part, play possum, playact, poor excuse, pretend, pretense, pretension, pretext, profess, protestation, public motive, put on, put-off, refuge, screen, scum, semblance, shade, sham, shield, show, shroud, simulate, slur over, smoke screen, spread over, stalking-horse, stratagem, subterfuge, superimpose, superpose, trick, varnish, veil, whitewash