The Great Gatsby Vocab

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  1. BANNS
    public announcement of intention to marry
  2. DEFT
    dexterous; skillful
  3. EXTEMPORIZING
    speaking on the spur of the moment without preparation
  4. FRACTIOUSNESS
    quarrelsomeness
  5. HULKING
    large and threatening
  6. INCREDULOUSLY
    with disbelief
  7. LANGUIDLY
    slowly and listlessly
  8. PEREMPTORILY
    in a harshly decisive manner, allowing no response
  9. SUPERCILIOUS
    haughty; contemptuous
  10. CONSTRAINED
    compelled
  11. ECHOLALIA
    babble; the habit of repeating what other people say
  12. INNUENDO
    a derogatory hint or insinuation
  13. PERMEATE
    to spread through a substance
  14. STAID
    very proper and conservative in behavior
  15. VACUOUS
    empty
  16. DENIZEN
    inhabitant
  17. DISCONCERTING
    upsetting; confusing
  18. FLUCTUATE
    to vary; to change
  19. JAUNTILY
    gaily; stylishly 
  20. OLFACTORY
    referring to the sense of smell
  21. SOMNAMBULATORY
     in sleepwalking manner
  22. CONTIGUOUS
    adjacent; next to each other
  23. ECTOPLASM
    a ghostly emanation
  24. HAUTEUR
    haughtiness; arrogance
  25. INCESSANT
    constant
  26. PASTORAL
    relating to an idealized natural setting
  27. SAUNTER
    to stroll
  28. STRIDENT
    harsh sounding; shrill
  29. ASCERTAIN
    to find out
  30. DEFUNCT
    completely broken; dead
  31. HARROWED
    distressed; vexed
  32. NEBULOUS
    vague
  33. REPROACH
    blame
  34. SERFS
    a slave bound to the land and owned by a lord
  35. VESTIGE
    trace; remnant
  36. CATARACTS
    floods of water; waves
  37. DILATORY
    tardy; slowmoving
  38. LAUDABLE
    praiseworthy
  39. PROXIMITY
    neatness
  40. SEPTIC
    dirty; infectious
  41. TURGID
    inflated in language; bombastic
  42. INDICERNIBLE
    imperceptible
  43. PERVADING
    spread throughout
  44. REDOLENT
    fragrant; imbued with an odor
  45. CARAVANSARY
    a large inn, usually in the Middle East, to accomodate caravans
  46. MERETRICIOUS
    characteristic of a prostitute; cheap and gaudy
  47. PORTENTOUS
    ominous
  48. PRECIPITATELY
    hastily
  49. PRIG
    an overly proper or punctilious person
  50. TRUCULENT
    cruel; savage; destructive
  51. FORLORN
    forsaken; pitable
  52. FORTUITOUSLY
    by chance
  53. GARRULOUS
    talkative
  54. ADVENTITIOUS
    accidental
  55. COMMENSURATE
    equal
  56. COMPLACENT
    self-satisfied
  57. DERANGED
    driven mad
  58. TRANSITORY
    quickly passing, momentary 

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