GRE Vocabulary

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PROUD


(Arrogant, Imperious, Peremptory, Cocky, and Haughty)

  • Cocky
  • Meaning:too proud, arrogant, overly self-confident

    Usage: cocky demeanor, cocky youngster, cocky expression, cocky defiance


    (Synonyms: audacious, bold, brazen, impertinent, impudent, insolent, nervy)


  • Haughty
  • Meaning: mockingly proud

    Usage: haughty temper, haughty monarch, haughty disposition, a haughty smile


    (Synonyms: cavalier, imperious, lofty, snobbish,high, contemptuous, assuming, conceited, disdainful, egotistic, overbearing, overweening, proud, scornful)


  • Imperious
  • Meaning: annoyingly proud, urgent

    Usage: imperious gesture, imperious woman, imperious tone, imperious needs


    Synonyms: arrogant, assumptive, disdainful, fatuous, haughty, high-and-mighty, high-hat, huffy, important, lofty, lordly, overweening, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious)


  • Arrogant
  • Meaning: too proud

    Usage: arrogant attitude, arrogant manners, arrogant rich lady


    (Synonyms: assumptive, bumptious, cavalier, chesty, haughty, high-handed, imperious, lofty, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presumptuous, pretentious, self-asserting, supercilious)


  • Peremptory
  • Meaning: refusing opposition or debate

    Usage: peremptory orders, peremptory denial, peremptory mandate, peremptory measure


    (Synonyms:absolute, arbitrary, assertive, autocratic, binding, categorical, compelling, decisive, dictatorial, dogmatic, domineering, firm, high-handed)

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