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

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