Supercilious Definition and Synonyms from 601 Words

Supercilious definition and meaning with synonyms, antonyms and illustrations from 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your exam in real context for GRE candidates. /ˌsuː.pəˈsɪl.i.əs/ (adj) Supercilious definition acting in a condescending way indicative of self-importance or narcissism, arrogant, too proud, disdainful, conceited, lordly, pompous, haughty, overbearing, superior, imperious, contemptuous, with contemptuous superiority, … Read more

The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle – English Fairy Tale

The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle – An English fairy tale from Aesop’s Fables with a podcast and a list of important vocabulary and expressions to improve your English Source: Gutenberg Project at www.gutenberg.org Two game cocks were fiercely fighting for the mastery of the farmyard. One at last put the other to flight. The … Read more

Egotist 1100 Words You Need Week 27 Day 4

Egotist 1100 Words You Need Egotist 1100 Words You Need Week 27 Day 4 /’ē-gə-ˌtist/ (noun) a proud and arrogant person who thinks he/she is better or more important than others, complacent person, conceited person, selfish person, egomaniac, individualist, narcissist, boaster, show-off, egoist, self-seeker, megalomaniac person Friends can be the greatest—except when they’re not. Being … Read more

Cinderella – English Fairy Tale with Flashcards & Podcast

Cinderella – English Fairy Tale Cinderella – English Fairy Tale Once there was a gentleman who married for his second wife the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen. She had by a former husband two daughters of her own humor, who were, indeed, exactly like her in all things. He had likewise, … Read more

Contemptuous 1100 Words You Need Week 24 Day 3

Contemptuous 1100 Words You Need Contemptuous 1100 Words You Need /kənˈtemp.tju.əs/ (adj) expressing hatred and contempt, expressing dislike or lack of respect, resentful, scornful, derisive, disdainful, condescending, supercilious, disrespectful, disapproving For Thomas, when early modern people invoked civility, ‘they were implicitly articulating what it was that they valued about their own way of life’; to … Read more