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conceit
(n)
cǝn-SEET
Meaning

vanity; arrogance; pride

1st Sample Sentence

In his conceit, he was certain that she must be in love with him, when in fact she only regarded him as an acquaintance -- and a not very valued one, at that.

Root

com (intensive prefix)#capere (to take) (Latin)

Mnemonics

kaun (con)+ ceit (seat). person who asks who sat on my seat is arrogant!

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