12/7/13

Pretentious

You get in your car and forgo a road trip. How was your trip?


PRETENTIOUS

Pronounced:
Pre-ten-shush

Synonyms:
Pompous; showy; grandiose

Definition:
Trying to impress by making something appear grander than it is.

Sentence:
He wore a pretentious watch that looks expensive, but we knew it was cheap.

Memory Trick:
Pretent - Ious
Pretent (reminds of) pretend
We pretend when we act better than we are.

PRETEND



You never took it. Forgo means to give up or to not do.



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