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affectation
used in The Great Gatsby

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Definition
behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • [Speaking of Jordan Baker] The bored haughty face that she turned to the world concealed something — most affectations conceal something eventually, even though they don't in the beginning — and one day I found what it was. ... She was incurably dishonest.
    p. 57.5
affectations = things done in an artificial way to make an impression
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