Power Prefix #8: super- – 10 Words


having or showing arrogant disdain or haughtiness

He treated me with supercilious condescension, varied occasionally with overbearing tyranny.Morris, Clara

more than is needed, desired, or required

Those arguments are not necessary, they are all supererogatory, like idle words.Brady, Cyrus Townsend

more than is needed, desired, or required

The ornament was in the clothes, making jewelry superfluous.Seattle Times (Sep 21, 2012)

place on top of

Google Glasses can superimpose a map on your everyday surroundings. Forbes (Jul 3, 2012)

a person who directs and manages an organization

The superintendent of financial services in New York State is a newly created role which Lawsky has taken to with aplomb.

the quality of being at a competitive advantage

“Elite athletes live in a world dedicated to proving one’s superiority,” Hoffman says.Golf Digest (Oct 23, 2012)

an exaggerated expression, usually of praise

Bear with me; there’s a good chance I’ll run out of superlatives to describe Apple’s tremendous, astonishing, stupendous, unbelievable emerging position in the tablet market.Slate (Mar 8, 2012)

more than is needed, desired, or required

In reality, the supernumerary wives bought by a polygamist are simply slaves.Forel, Auguste

take the place or move into the position of

In athletics, there are physical limits that no amount of positive thinking will supersede.Scientific American (Oct 16, 2012)

watch and direct

So now, humans get to supervise robots instead of doing mundane tasks, people working alongside robots.Forbes (Sep 18, 2012)

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