Mrs. Dalloway Vocab

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  1. Vivacious
    • adjective
    • lively animated; gay
  2. Veriest
    • adjective
    • utmost; most complete
  3. Muslins
    • noun
    • a cotton fabric made in various degrees of fineness and oftenprinted, woven, or embroidered in patterns, especially a cottonfabric of plain weave, used for sheets and for a variety of otherpurposes.
  4. Dowager
    • noun
    • a woman who holds some title or property from herdeceased husband, especially the widow of a king, duke,etc. (often used as an additional title to differentiate herfrom the wife of the present king, duke, etc.):
  5. Chafe
    • verb
    • to wear or abrade by rubbing
  6. ruminate
    reflect deeply on a subject
  7. cornucopia
    a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity
  8. ragamuffin
    If it had been some Honourable Edith or Lady Violet, perhaps; but not that
  9. carouse
    engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
  10. somnolent
    inclined to or marked by drowsiness
  11. antediluvian
    of or relating to the period before the biblical flood
  12. Aeschylus
    Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC)
  13. ramrod
    a rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firear
  14. evanescent
    tending to vanish like vapor
  15. urbane
    showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
  16. effigy
    a crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposes of ridicule. (noun)
  17. obsequious
    obedient, dutiful (adj)
  18. panoply
    a wide-ranging and impressive array or display (noun)
  19. sallow
    of a sickly, yellow color. (adj)
  20. histrionic
    deliberately affected or self conciously emotional, overl dramatic in behavior or speech.
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Mrs. Dalloway Vocab
2012-01-30 15:52:43
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