The Great Gatsby Vocab

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The Great Gatsby Vocab
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  1. privy to
    • to have private or special knowledge
    • syn: secret
    • ant:public
  2. supercilious
    • arrogant; thinking highly of one's self
    • syn:contemptuous
    • ant:respectful
  3. fractiousness
    • bad tempered, irritability
    • syn:annoyance
    • ant:pleasant
  4. divan
    • low, lounging sofa
    • syn:sofa
    • ant:stool
  5. deft
    • quick, skillful (physical movement)
    • syn: skillful
    • ant:awkward, slow
  6. incredulously
    • skeptically; disbelievingly
    • syn:doubtfully
    • ant:convincingly
  7. wan
    • pale, sickly
    • syn:unhealthy
    • ant:healthy
  8. imperatively
    • in a commanding manner
    • syn: forcibly
    • ant:voluntarily
  9. infinitesimal
    • too small to measure
    • syn: microscopic, diminutive
    • ant: colossal
  10. complacency
    • satisfaction due to laziness/ ignorance
    • syn:contentment
    • ant:dissatisfaction
  11. extemporizing
    • improvising, doing something without preparation
    • syn:improvising
    • ant:planning
  12. peremptory
    • decisive, commanding, final
    • syn:decisive, absolute
    • ant:tentative
  13. ether
    • anethetic; region in the sky above oxygen levels
    • syn:anesthetic
    • ant:stimulant
  14. precipitately
    • rapidly, hastily
    • syn: swiftly
    • ant: slowly, leisurely
  15. languid
    • slow and graceful but with no energy
    • syn: listless
    • ant:alert
  16. meretricious
    • attractive in a vulgar way
    • syn:gaudy
    • ant:unattractive
  17. portentous(adj)/ a portent(n)/ to portend(v)
    • foreboding, foreshadowing
    • syn: foreboding, ominous
    • ant: welcoming, knowing
  18. rancour
    • bitterness, resentment
    • syn:wrath
    • ant: love
  19. magnanimous
    • generous with no reason
    • syn: generous
    • ant: stingy
  20. hauteur(n)/ haughty(adj)
    • arrogance; a feeling of superiority
    • syn:conceitedness
    • ant: humility
  21. innuendo
    • indirect statement usually sexual, an implication
    • syn:implication
    • ant:direct statement
  22. redolent
    • having a pleasant odor, good smelling fragrant
    • syn:scented
    • ant:stinky
  23. to saunter
    • to walk slowly, to stroll (doing it in a way to get attention)
    • syn:to stroll
    • ant:to run
  24. insolent
    • disrespectful
    • syn: impertinent
    • ant: modest, respectful
  25. commensurate
    • proportionate, equal
    • syn:equal
    • ant:disproportionate

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