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Pontifical 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam

Pontifical 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam used in authentic and short passages with illustrations in our visual dictionary and thesaurus to improve your listening and reading comprehension

/pɒnˈtɪfɪk(ə)l/ (adj)


pompous and bombastic, arrogant, dogmatic, domineering, self-important, pontificating, authoritarian, opinionated, grandiose, bumptious, superior, pretentious, portentous, stubborn, swaggering, pertinacious

relating to a pope, priest, bishop or pontifex, papal, prelatic, episcopal


Tabloid fodder for the ages, mad and pontifical monarchs have been the focal point of fascination, and controversy for as long as there have been human rulers. The granddaddy of all mad kings is King Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian ruler whose first-person account of a seven-year descent into animal-like insanity is one of the most fascinating sections.

Source of example:


modest, humble

Parts of speech

Noun: pontifex

Noun: pontiff

Adverb: pontifically

Adjective: pontificating

Verb: pontificate

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