GRE Word List

SUPERCILIOUS

coolly and patronizingly haughty

The meaning of the word supercilious is coolly and patronizingly haughty.

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WordMeaning
edifyto instruct and improve especially in moral and religious knowledge : uplift
secreteto form and give off (a secretion)
pellucidadmitting maximum passage of light without diffusion or distortion
fancifulmarked by fancy or unrestrained imagination rather than by reason and experience
adjacentnot distant : nearby
branda charred piece of wood
pretensionan allegation of doubtful value : pretext
boisterousnoisily turbulent : rowdy
cresta showy tuft or process on the head of an animal and especially a bird see bird illustration
contentiouslikely to cause disagreement or argument