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an artificial assumption of behavior or manner of speech to impress others

affectation

1

the quality of being lively, spirited, vigorous

animation

2

something that belongs to some other more important thing, though not essential to it (synonym: adjunct, appendage, attachment)

appurtenance

3

lack of self-confidence; timidity

diffidence

4

effort or desire to equal or surpass another

emulation

5

extreme annoyance or irritation, especially to the point of anger or frustration

exasperation

6

compelling false perception of objects or sensations which lack reality or external causes

hallucination

7

want or neediness; poverty

indigence

8

a rainbow like display of varying or shifting colors

iridescence

9

extravagant display intended to impress others or attract notice; vainglorious showiness

ostentation

10

the act of proving the incorrectness or falsity of a statement

refutation

11

deep-seated aversion or antagonism; strong dislike

repugnance

12

having ready skill, either physical or mental

adroit

13

easy to speak to; approachable; amiable

affable

14

having the faculty of quick, easy motion; mentally quick

agile

15

desirous of the god of others; kindly, charitable

benevolent

16

of or pertaining to the Devil or devils; demonic, fiendish

diabolic

17

given to or causing delay

dilatory

18

passing rapidly or irregularly from one subject to another, rambling; dealing with a wide range of subjects

discursive

19

extremely and conspicuously offensive, bad

flagrant

20

extravagantly bold and colorful display (as in words, action, or dress)

flamboyant

21

exciting fear or dread

formidable

22

given to much talking; loquacious, talkative

garrulous

23

suggestive of lurking evil or harm; evil, wicked, baleful, maleficent

sinister