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Word: hubris

Definition: arrogance; excessive self-conceit


More Vocab Words

::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
::: deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity
::: universal - characterizing or affecting all; general; present everywhere; of the universe; cosmic; Ex. universal agreement; Ex. a subject of universal interest
::: degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
::: connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
::: coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: prosperous - successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off
::: blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy