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pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
animated - lively; spirited
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
imperceptible - unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
incognito - with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.