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tinsel

noun [U] uk   /ˈtɪn.səl/ us  
long pieces of thin, shiny material used as decoration, especially at Christmas: a Christmas tree decorated with tinselObjects and decorations connected with celebrations disapproving something, especially the entertainment business or someone's way of living, that seems exciting and attractive, but is really of low quality or value: The show was all tinsel and glitter.Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
tinselly
adjective uk   /-i/ us  
Attention-seeking, distracting and showing off
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