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pretender

[pri-ten-der]
noun
1.
a person who pretends, especially for a dishonest purpose.
2.
an aspirant or claimant (often followed by to ): a pretender to the throne.
3.
a person who makes unjustified or false claims, statements, etc., as about personal status, abilities, intentions, or the like: a pretender to literary genius.

Origin:
1585–95; pretend + -er1

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pretender (prɪˈtɛndə)
 
n
1.  a person who pretends or makes false allegations
2.  a person who mounts a claim, as to a throne or title

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