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pretentious
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The Fountainhead
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  • She opened the door for him, on the top floor of a shabby, pretentious brownstone house.

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  • Some people think she’s pretentious, but I admire her ambition.
  • a pretentious, self-important bureaucrat who forgets that it is her job is to serve the public

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