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pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
nonentity - person of no importance; nonexistence
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
allure - entice; attract; tempt
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone