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pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
visceral - felt in one's inner organs; N. viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
queue - line (of waiting people or vehicles)
bountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
witticism - witty saying; wisecrack(clever joking remark)
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds