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noun false claim, assertion of importance

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noun pretended behavior to make an impression

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noun affectation; pretended behavior

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noun brag; source of pride

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noun pretense

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noun unreality

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noun peculiarity of how someone behaves, acts

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noun exaggeration

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noun sophistry

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noun grandiloquence

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noun grandiloquence
noun presumption

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noun offense of false representation
noun affectation

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noun self-importance

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noun overestimation of one's own importance

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noun overestimation of one's own importance