Gatsby Vocab

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Gatsby Vocab
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English vocabulary for English class
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  1. aspiration
    n a hope or ambition of achieving something significant
  2. supercilious
    adj behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
  3. fractionsness
    n state of being irritable and quarrelsome
  4. siren
    n each of a number of women or winged creatures whose singing lured unwary sailors on to rocks; a woman who is considered to be alluring or fascinating but also dangerous in some way
  5. grotesque
    adj incongruous or inappropriate to a shocking, revolting degree
  6. languid
    adj having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort, lazy
  7. credulous
    adj having or showing too great a readiness to believe things; gullible
  8. vacuous
    adj lacking something; marked by a lack of intelligence
  9. punctilious
    stressing strict adherence to instructions, details, codes, or conduct
  10. ineffable
    adj incapable of being expressed in speech or words
  11. turgid
    adj swollen and distended or congested
  12. dilatory
    adj intended to cause delay
  13. fortuitous
    adj happening by chance rather than intention; happening by a lucky chance; fortunate
  14. adventitious
    adj happening as a result of an external factor or chance rather than design or inherent nature
  15. commensurate
    adj equal in value
  16. mutable
    adj liable to change
  17. elicit
    v to evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
  18. corpulance
    n state of being very fat
  19. deft
    adj skillful, clevel
  20. defunct
    adj no longer existing or in use
  21. feint
    n a false appearance to perform a certain act
  22. florid
    adj flowery, flushed with color
  23. impetuous
    adj violent, hasty, rash, impulsive
  24. indignation
    n anger as a result of something unjust
  25. insolence
    insulting or contemptuous behavior
  26. obstinate
    adj unyielding regardless of reason or logic
  27. sumptuous
    adj lavish, luxurious
  28. tentative
    adj uncertain

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