[self-sen-terd] /ˈsɛlfˈsɛn tərd/
concerned solely or chiefly with one’s own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical.
centered in oneself or itself.
Archaic. fixed; unchanging.
totally preoccupied with one’s own concerns
noun 1. (in Britain) a formal assertion by a worker to his employer that absence from work for up to seven days was due to sickness. From 1982 this replaced a doctor’s certificate for the purposes of paying sickness benefit See also sick note
[kar-ik-ter-uh-zey-shuh n, -truh-zey-] /ˌkær ɪk tər əˈzeɪ ʃən, -trəˈzeɪ-/ noun 1. portrayal; description: the actor’s characterization of a politician. 2. the act of characterizing or describing the individual quality of a person or thing. 3. the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters, as in a literary work. characterization /ˌkærɪktəraɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. description of character, […]
verb (used with object), chastised, chastising. 1. to discipline, especially by corporal punishment. 2. to criticize severely. 3. Archaic. to restrain; chasten. 4. Archaic. to refine; purify. verb (transitive) 1. to discipline or punish, esp by beating 2. to scold severely
noun any retail store with a system allowing the customers to ring up their purchases without a cashier; also, such a system in a library or other business Examples Self-checkout goes smoothly until you get to the fruits and vegetables.