The scene is a classroom. The teacher is asking little Joey to define “hubris.”
Hubris, Joey says, is excessive pride or self confidence. Synonyms are arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, pride, self importance, egotism. In Greek tragedy, excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to becoming a nemesis.
Good, says the teacher; now use it in a sentence.
“Those members of the Richland County Council who voted against on-the-record roll-call voting for all council decisions,” little Joey says, “showed great hubris. Such hubris should be voted out of office.”
By the way, Lexington County officials shouldn’t try that stunt. In our house, the people expect better.