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More Fun Vocab Words
2010-01-11 21:42:56
Great Expectations

Great Expectations Vocabulary
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  1. desolute
    deserted, without inhabitants, desolation
  2. despicable
    very bad, contemptible
  3. despondency
    depression, dejection
  4. dexterous
    skillful and active with the hands; manually adroit and skillful
  5. diffidence
    shyness, reserve, unassertiveness
  6. discern
    to differenciate between two or more things
  7. disconcerting
    upsetting, frustrating
  8. discrepant
    disagreeing, inconsistent
  9. disdain
    intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt,to reject as unworthy
  10. disparage
    to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
  11. disparity
    inequality, the condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree
  12. dissipation
    wasteful spending, squandering
  13. edifying
    instructing and improving spiritually or morally
  14. engender
    to cause, to produce, to create
  15. entreaty
    a plea, an earnest request
  16. exalt
    to glorify, to praise, to raise in rank
  17. excerable
    extremly bad, deserving of hate
  18. extricate
    to free, to disentangle
  19. feint
    a false appearence, a fake punch to occupy defenses allowing a real blow
  20. felicitous
    happy or delightful
  21. ferment
    state of agitation, commotion
  22. fortuitous
    something that happensby accident or chance (usually good)
  23. frivolous
    lacking in seriousness of importance
  24. gentility
    state of refinement, member of the upperclass or gentry
  25. gluttonous
    greedy for food and drink
  26. goad
    to urge on in a negative sense
  27. guileless
    without deceit
  28. hackneyed
    trite, bamal, lacking freshness
  29. ignominy
    disgracefuk or dishonorable conduct
  30. impel
    to urge or to drive foward (usually with moral pressure)
  31. imperious
    extremely overbearing