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pretensions

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1 an entitlement to something
  • a pretension of long standing to the throne of Hungary

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2 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • has serious pretensions of becoming a writer

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“Pretensions.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pretensions. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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