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pretension

  

      n  
1    often pl   a false or unsupportable claim, esp. to merit, worth, or importance  
2    a specious or unfounded allegation; pretext  
3    the state or quality of being pretentious  
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pretension

  
1    aspiration, assertion, assumption, claim, demand, pretence, profession  
2    affectation, airs, conceit, hypocrisy, ostentation, pomposity, pretentiousness, self-importance, show, showiness, snobbery, snobbishness, vainglory, vanity  

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