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pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
amend - correct; change ; generally for the better
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect