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pretentious
making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
circumlocution
the use of an unnecessarily large amount of words to express an idea
genuflection
the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
importunate
urging; demanding
acerbic
harsh or corrosive in tone
colloquial
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
pompous
puffed up with vanity
pretension
a false or unsupportable quality
permanence
the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
churlish
having a bad disposition