Word discovery: solipsistic
Citation: LA Times.com column, “Have something to say? I don’t care.” By Joel Stein, January 2, 2007, 11th paragraph
Usage: “I'm an arrogant, solipsistic, attention-needy freak who pretends to have an opinion about everything.”
Meaning: self-centered or ego-centric
Examples: Two-year-olds have a solipsistic view of their place in the universe.
Comments: Also seems to describe actors and politicians.