-showing great pride in oneself but disdain, contempt, or scorn for other people; very arrogant / snobby
At first, he seemed cold and haughty, but later we realized he was just extremely shy.
-a person or thing that comes before to announce or give an indication of what is to follow
The first robin (bird) you see in March is usually a harbinger of spring.
Abandoning her lifestyle as a hedonist, Maria entered a convent for nuns.
-to speak out against strongly and openly; to denounce
They protested in the streets to decry their country's poverty and human rights abuses.
-to coax or persuade with insincere or false words