GRE Word List

PRETENTIOUS

ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art

The meaning of the word pretentious is ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art.

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WordMeaning
pivotalof a pivot; central; critical; crucial
larderpantry; place where food is kept
potablesuitable for drinking; drinkable
sacrosanctinvioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
extolpraise very highly; glorify
vindictivedisposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
integralcomplete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
reconditeabstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
decapitatebehead
pristineunspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition