Great Gatsby Vocab

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Great Gatsby Vocab
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  1. banns
    public announcement of intention to marry
  2. deft
    dexterous; skillfull
  3. extemporizing
    speaking on the spur of the moment without preparation
  4. fractiousness
    quarrelsomeness
  5. peremptorily
    in a harshly decisive manner, allowing no response
  6. supercilious
    haughty; contemptuous
  7. contiguous
    adjacent; next to each other
  8. hauteur
    haughtiness; arrogance
  9. incessant
    constant
  10. pastoral
    relating to an idealized natural setting
  11. strident
    harsh sounding; shrill
  12. ascertain
    to find out
  13. cataracts
    floods of water; waves
  14. constrained
    compelled
  15. echolalia
    babble; the habit of repeating what other people say
  16. staid
    very proper and conservative in behavior
  17. vacuous
    empty
  18. denzien
    inhabitant
  19. olfactory
    referring to the sense of smell
  20. somnambulatory
    in a sleepwalking manner
  21. harrowed
    distressed; vexed
  22. neboulous
    vague
  23. reproach
    blame
  24. vestige
    trace; remnant
  25. dilatory
    tardy; slowmoving
  26. laudable
    praiseworthy
  27. turgid
    inflated in language; bombastic
  28. caravansary
    a large inn, usually in the Middle East, to accomodate caravans
  29. meretricious
    characteristic of a prostitute; cheap and gaudy
  30. portentous
    ominous
  31. precipitately
    hastily
  32. prig
    an overly proper or punctilious person
  33. truculent
    cruel; savage; destructive
  34. fortuitously
    by chance
  35. garrulous
    talkative
  36. pervading
    spread throughout
  37. redolent
    fragrant; imbued with an odor
  38. adventitious
    acidental
  39. commensurate
    equal
  40. complacent
    self-satisfied
  41. transitory
    quickly passing, momentary

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