Hot Words for the SAT - Lesson 3 - words relating to feeling superior

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Lesson 3 from the Barron's book Hot Words for the SAT.

arrogant

overbearing; proud; haughty

braggart

one who boasts a great deal

complacent

self-satisfied; smug

contemptuous

lacking respect; scornful

disdainful

full of bitter scorn and pride; aloof

egotistical

excessively self-absorbed; very conceited

haughty

having great pride in oneself and dislike for others

insolent

boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; rude

narcissistic

having to do with extreme self-adoration and a feeling of superiority to everyone

ostentatious

having to do with showing off; pretentious

presumptuous

too forward or bold; overstepping proper bounds

pretentious

claiming or pretending increased importance; ostentatious; affectedly grand

supercilious

looking down on others; proud and scornful

swagger

to walk around in a proud, showy manner; to boast in a loud manner

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