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pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
exploit - make use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
clasp - hold firmly within arms
ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of