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pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
aviary - enclosure for birds; large cage
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)
suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)