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pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
compute - reckon; calculate
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
maudlin - effusively sentimental
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally