Vocabulary Lessons for Everyone! Volume 3

I really wish I understood how my mind works. If anyone should understand it, it should be me.

For instance, why did I walk into my office at work today and have a sudden, urgent need to know what the term "self-aggrandizing" means?

I have not heard the term or read the term recently. I just walked into my office, it popped into my head, and I had to know.

Now I do:

Via: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

self-ag·gran·dize·ment (slf-grndz-mnt)


n.

The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one's own importance, power, or reputation.
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self-ag·grandizing (--grndzng) adj.

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Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms


Adj. 1. self-aggrandizing - of or relating to or characteristic of self-aggrandizement

self-aggrandising

2. self-aggrandizing - exhibiting self-importance; "big talk"

boastful, braggart, bragging, braggy, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandising, big

proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2008 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.




Now we all know. Let's all look for opportunities to use it in conversation. People will think we are so smart! And then when they ask you how you got so smart, you can say, "Meg's Mind!"

And that's not self-aggrandizing. That's me tricking you into aggrandizing for me. hehehehehehehe 

See what I just did there?

Okay good.