The Great Gatsby Vocabulary Final – Secondary Solutions 2009 Ch. 1-9

Topic: PsychologyChild Development
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Last updated: May 4, 2019
Inclined
Motivated or persuaded to do something

Privy
To be a part of a secret or private knowledge

Levity
behavior intended to be amusing

Incredulously
unable or unwilling to believe

Contemptuously
with disdain, dislike, or contempt

Intimation
a subtle or indirect hint

Desolate
bare and uninhabited; isolated

Impenetrable
unable to be penetrated; unable to get through

Sumptuous
magnificent or grand in appearance

Indeterminate
not known exactly; vague

Apathetically
without interest

Incessant
without and end; ongoing

Gaudy
Brightly colored or showily decorated

Permeate
to spread or pass through

Innuendo
an indirect remark or gesture that carries some hint of impropriety

Vehemently
with intense conviction

Sauntered
slowly walked or strolled

Ascertain
to determine something

Lurched
moved or swayed suddenly or unsteadily

Sporadic
not happening at regular intervals

Punctilious
in a careful manner, paying attention to etiquette

Proprietor
the owner of a business; a legal owner

Abstraction
a state in which someone is deep in thought; preoccupation

Benediction
a prayer asking for a blessing

Reproachfully
with disapproval or blame

Scrutinized
looked over very carefully

Harrowed
disturbed with great pain; distressed

Endured
put up with; allowed

Insidious

Defunct
no longer operational; dead

Nebulous
unclear or indistinct

Laudable
deserving of praise

Contingencies

Ineffable
unable to be expressed in words; unspeakable

Cordial
an alcoholic beverage; a liqueur

Ramification

Formidable

Presumptuous

Portentous
very serious and significant

Inquest

Magnanimous
very generous, kind, or forgiving

Whim

Expostulation
an expression of disagreement or disapproval

Malice
intent to cause harm or pain

Garrulous

Ravenously
with excessive greed and hunger

Fortuitously

Vestibule
an entry way to a house

Complacent

Deranged
disturbed or highly confused; insane

Surmise
to conclude; make a guess

Aesthetic
pleasing in appealing

Provincial
unsophisticated or small-minded

Commensurate
equal in size or proportion

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