Is it correct to use "disguised" as in this sentence...
The economic boom in India DISGUISED the religious conflicts in many states.
...or should I use instead "veiled", "masked", "concealed", "obscured", or something else?
I feel that all these alternatives are somewhat wrong. The intended meaning is that the conflicts became temporarily less strong as a result of the booming economy, and hence became temporarily less visible, but were still latent and would reapper with all their strength in the economic depression that would follow the boom.
Would you know of any better word to replace "disguised" if "disguised" is wrongly used?