1) Pretending to be something you are not, in hopes of fitting in, joining a group, or getting a job. ie: depicting wealth
expensive clothes, shoes, handbags or driving fancy cars. Pretentious.
2) Using high vocab words
so you can appear smart, in attempt to trick people into thinking you are educated..
Friend: "How do you expect
to fit in with your boyfriends
rich educated friends
when you have
a 10th grade education and make $5 an hour at WalMart".
Girl: "I've been reading the Dictionary to increase my vocabulary, bought some new designer clothes, a Louie Vuitton
bag. You know, fake it till you make it!"