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affectation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌæf.ekˈteɪ.ʃən/ disapproving us  
behaviour or speech that is not sincere: She has so many little affectations. His manner reeks of affectation. "It doesn't concern me," he said with an affectation of nonchalance.
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