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pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
acknowledge - recognize; admit
adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness