Focus on the pronunciation of pretension
English definition of “pretension”
/prɪˈten·ʃən/ n [C/U]
› the appearance of being more important or more serious than there is reason for: [U] Leonard’s paintings have a real freedom from pretension. › A pretension is also a claim or belief that you can succeed or that you are important or have serious value: [C usually pl] He has no pretensions for higher office.