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2. insolence, impudence, brazenness, effrontery, audacity, defiance; impertinence, bumptiousness, Inf. pushiness; self-assertion, self-assuredness, self-assurance.
3. imperiousness, lordliness, overbearingness, highhandedness; pretension, braggadocio, bluster, swagger, arrogant,
adj. 1. haughty, self-important, presumptuous, fatuous, proud, vainglorious; overconfident, overweening, conceited, high-and-mighty, snobbish, Inf. stuck-up, Inf uppish, Inf. uppity, on one's high horse; pompous, egotistic, lofty, Inf. toplofty, condescending; disdainful, supercilious, cavalier, contemptuous, scornful, insulting, contumelious.
2. imperious, overbearing, domineering, arbitrary, high-handed; dictatorial, despotic, authoritative, dogmatic, magisterial.
3. brazen, impudent, insolent, defiant, rude, audacious, impertinent; swaggering, blustering,
Inf pushy; bumptious, self-assertive, self-assured, self-assuming.
4. excessive, exaggerated, immoderate, intemperate; extravagant, high-flown,
Inf. highfalutin, preposterous; unconscionable, disproportionate, unreasonable, undue, unfounded, uncalled for, unwarranted. arrogate, v. 1. (all in reference to oneself) assume, appropriate, claim, avail oneself of, help oneself to, make free with; seize, take, commandeer, expropriate, usurp, confiscate.
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(all in reference to another; all falsely or unjustly) impute, ascribe, attribute, assign, blame, charge to, lay to, lay at the door of; blame, accuse, Inf. finger, incriminate, inculpate, arrogation, n. 1. (all in reference to oneself) as sumption, appropriation, undue claim, unwarranted seizure, expropriation, usurpation, confiscation.
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(all in reference to another; all falsely or unjustly) attribution, ascription, imputation, charge, allegation, censure, blame, accusation, incrimination, inculpation, arrow, n. 1. feathered shaft, shaft, reed, flight, bolt, crossbow bolt, quarrel, Astron. Sagitta, dart, (pi.) quiver; missile, weapon.
2. pointer, indicator, directional signal, director, marker. arsenal,
n. depot, magazine, ammunition dump, military storehouse, storehouse; depository, repository, warehouse, entrepot. arson, n. incendiarism, malicious burning, firing, SI. torching, SI. torch job, SI. match job; pyromania. arsonist, n. incendiary, SI. torch, SI. match; pyromaniac, Inf. firebug, art, n. 1. skill, skillfulness, dexterity, adroitness, expertness, mastery, artistry; aptitude, facility, address, dispatch, ready skill, Inf know-how; ingenuity, cleverness, talent, flair, knack, genius, way, touch, feel, hang, trick.
2. cunning, wiliness, slyness, foxiness, craftiness, guile, artfulness; deceit, deception, duplicity, trickery.
3. artiface, subterfuge, contrivance, device, expedient, craft, wile; scheme, plot, design, stratagem; ploy, maneuver, shift, dodge, tactic, ruse, red herring.
4. affectation, affectedness, unnaturalness, studiedness, artificial manner, airs, pretension, pretentiousness; simulation, make-believe, artificiality, insincerity; posing, posturing, peacockery. artery,
n. 1. blood vessel, vessel, aorta; vein, capillary.
2. main road, highroad, thoroughfare, main street,
Inf. drag, Brit. SI. toby; throughway, avenue, boulevard, strip, concourse; route, highway, turnpike, pike, tollroad, state highway; freeway, Brit, clearway, expressway, parkway, causeway, U.S. Inf. interstate; speedway, autobahn, superhighway.

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  • We use both during and in to say that something happens inside a particular period of time.
      We'll be on holiday during/in August.
      I woke up during/in the night.
  • We prefer during when we stress that we are talking about the whole of the period.
      The shop's closed during the whole of August.
      (NOT . . . in the whole of August.).
  • We use during, not in, when we say that something happens between the beginning and end of an activity (not a period of time).
      He had some strange experiences during his military service.
      (NOT . . . in his military service.).
      I'll try to phone you during the meeting. (NOT . . . in the meeting.)
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