Marked by or fond of conspicuous or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display



“Does that evoke anything to you?” she asked in the quiet voice which suggests some answers.

“They all around us,” I replied, “we cannot escape them, there, in the streets, on the screens, their pretentious headlines, the so-called truths they peddle, in fact lies, all appearance, slogans, no substance, just arrogant and stupid lies…”

“So, don’t you agree, we are better off looking for fantastic creatures, you know the sort, quiet and discreet, shunning publicity, and so… cute!”

I laughed, yes, fantastic beasts, we know now where to find them!