Gatsby Flashcards

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Gatsby Flashcards
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the vocabulary words for The Great Gatsby
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  1. antecendent
    prior
  2. apathetic
    lacking emotions
  3. ceaselessly
    without end
  4. clad
    covered
  5. conceivable
    capable of being understood
  6. conscientious
    painstaking; diligent governed by conscience
  7. contiguous
    in close proximity synonyms: touching; near
  8. cordial
    polite
  9. corpulent
    fat synonyms: stout,portly
  10. cower
    to cringe in fear
  11. daft
    slow
  12. debauch
    to corrupt or pervert
  13. deft
    nimble/skillful
  14. denizen
    resident
  15. deranged
    crazy
  16. dilatory
    intended to delay or procrastinate
  17. din
    noisy or confusing clamour
  18. elicit
    to evoke
  19. elocution
    person's manner of speaking or reading aloud in public synonyms: rhetoric
  20. erroneous
    incorrect
  21. exultation
    abnormally elated synonym: apotheosis
  22. facet
    an aspect/charcteristic
  23. feign
    to pretend
  24. fluctuate
    to change continually synonym: oscillate
  25. forlorn
    miserable
  26. hulking
    bulky; heavy and clumsy
  27. impetuous
    sudden or rash synonym: impulsive
  28. incoherent
    unlogical/ rambling synonym: imcomprehensible
  29. incredulous
    skeptical
  30. indiscernable
    imperceptible
  31. ingratiate
    to establiss onesself in the good graces of
  32. innuendo
    subtle reference
  33. innumerable
    countless
  34. insidious
    sneaky yet deadly
  35. interpose
    to place between
  36. intimate
    closely personal
  37. irreverent
    lacking in respect
  38. jauntily
    easy and sprightly in manner
  39. laden
    burdened/ loaded down
  40. languid
    listless
  41. laudable
    praiseworthy synomym: commendable
  42. nebulous
    incomprehensible
  43. obstinate
    stubborn
  44. pasquinade
    satirical posts that critique people
  45. permeate
    to be diffused through, saturate
  46. perturb
    to disturb
  47. portentous
    ominously indicative
  48. provincial
    parochial
  49. rancor
    bitter resentment, hatred
  50. reciprocal
    mutual
  51. repose
    state of being at rest, tranquil
  52. reproach
    to find fault with; blame
  53. serf
    person tied to the land
  54. settee
    chair for two or more persons
  55. somnambulator
    to sleep walk
  56. sporadic
    unpredictable
  57. strident
    shrill or irritating sound
  58. subtle
    difficult to percieve
  59. supercilious
    haughtily disdainful
  60. superfluous
    surplus
  61. suppress
    to quell, keep in
  62. surmise
    to infer
  63. tentative
    hesitant
  64. unutterable
    unspeakable
  65. valor
    honor/ courage
  66. vehement
    strongly emotional
  67. vicarious
    performed through the actions of another
  68. wan
    pale
  69. “divine retribution”
    god's justice
  70. “in cahoots”
    a partnership
  71. “put to rout”
    to defeat and throw into confusion/ flight

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