arrogant adj acting superior to others conceited After purchasing his new

Arrogant adj acting superior to others conceited

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arrogant (adj.) acting superior to others; conceited After purchasing his new, expensive sports car, the arrogant doctor refused to allow anyone to ride with him to the country club. arrogate (v.) to claim or demand unduly The teenager arrogated that he should be able to use his parent s car whenever he desired. articulate (v.; adj.) to utter clearly and distinctly; clear, distinct; expressed with clarity; skillful with words It s even more important to articulate your words when you re on the phone. You didn t have to vote for him to agree that Adlai Stevenson was articulate. A salesperson must be articulate when speaking to a customer. artifice (n.) skill in a craft The artifice of glass - making takes many years of practice. ascetic (n.; adj.) one who leads a simple life of self - denial; rigorously abstinent The monastery is filled with ascetics who have devoted their lives to religion. The nuns lead an ascetic life devoted to the Lord. aseptic (adj.) germ free It is necessary for an operating room to be aseptic. askance (adv.) a sideways glance of disapproval The look askance proved the guard suspected some wrongdoing. asperity (n.) harshness The man used asperity to frighten the girl out of going. The asperity of the winter had most everybody yearning for spring. aspersion (n.) slanderous statement; a damaging or derogatory criticism The aspersion damaged the credibility of the organization. He blamed the loss of his job on an aspersion stated by his co - worker to his superior. aspirant
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(n.) a person who goes after high goals The aspirant would not settle for assistant director only the top job was good enough. assay (n.) to determine the quality of a substance. Have the soil assayed. assess (v.) to estimate the value of She assessed the possible rewards to see if the project was worth her time and effort. assiduous (adj.) carefully attentive; industrious It is necessary to be assiduous if a person wishes to make the most of his time at work. He enjoys having assiduous employees because he can explain a procedure once and have it performed correctly every time. assuage (v.) to relieve; ease; make less severe Medication should assuage the pain. The medication helped assuage the pain of the wound. astringent (n.; adj.) a substance that contracts bodily tissues; causing contraction; tightening; stern, austere After the operation an astringent was used on his skin so that the stretched area would return to normal. The downturn in sales caused the CEO to impose astringent measures. Her astringent remarks at the podium would not soon be forgotten. astute (adj.) cunning; sly; crafty The astute lawyer s questioning convinced the jury of the defendant s guilt. atrophy (v.; n.) to waste away, as from lack of use; to wither; failure to grow A few months after he lost his ability to walk, his legs began to atrophy. The atrophy of the muscles was due to the injury.
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