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affectation
used in The Lovely Bones

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behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • What I finally realized were affectations—the smoking jacket that he sometimes wore to school and his foreign cigarettes, which were actually his mother's—I thought were evidence of his higher breeding.
    Chapter Six (7% in)
affectations = things done in an artificial way to make an impression
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