Please remember to study your vocabulary words.
Vocabulary Enrichment-“The High and Mighty” words relating to feeling superior.
Look at the vocabulary words and their meanings and write a sentence of your own to show your understanding of the meaning.
|Words||Meaning||Word used in a sentence||My own sentence|
|His arrogant attitude made it hard for others to warm up to him.|
|2. Braggart||One who boasts a lot||Even if you are a champion baseball player, avoid sounding like a braggart on your college application essay|
|3. Complacent||Self satisfied; smug||Danny could easily get an A in English, but he is too complacent to work for it.|
|4. Contemptuous||Lacking respect; scornful||Accustomed to filet mignon, Fido glared contemptuously at the bowl of puppy chow in front of him.|
|5. Disdainful||Aloof; Full of bitter scorn and pride.||I cannot keep my disdainful comments to myself when Franklin deliberately acts foolish to get attention.|
|6. Egotistical||Very conceited; Excessively self absorbed.||Nathan is so egotistical; he thinks every girl on campus wants to go out with him.|
|7. Haughty||Having great pride in oneself and dislike for others.||Haughty Hannah has no use for others; she’s too busy thinking and talking about herself.|
|8. Insolent||Boldly disrespectful in speech or behavior; Rude.||Before Megan met that wild crowd, she was quiet and respectful; now she is an insolent, foul-mouth girl.|
|9. Narcissistic||Extreme self adoration, and a feeling of superiority to everyone else.||Becky is so narcissistic, she even chooses her friends based on how their looks complement hers.|