Great Gatsby Chapters 1-5

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vocab from chapters 1-5 in the Great Gatsby

feigned

not genuine

levity

lightness of manner

supercilious

expressive of contempt

fractiousness

the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline

reciprocal

mutual; shared; interchangeable

extemporizing

speaking on the spur of the moment without preparation

peremptorily

in an imperative and commanding manner

transcendent

beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding

contiguous

very close or connected in space or time

apathetically

showing little or no emotion or animation

strident

unpleasantly loud and harsh

cataracts

strong rapids

permeate

penetrate mutually or be interlocked

innuendo

an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

prodigality

excessive spending

caterwauling

a shrill, discordant sound

subterfuges

a deceptive stratagem or device

punctilious

marked by precise accordance with details

luxuriated

enjoy oneself in a luxurious way; take self-indulgent delight

denizen

a plant or animal naturalized in a region

facade

the face or front of a building

harrowed

disturbed, distressed

defunct

having ceased to exist or live

distraught

deeply agitated especially from emotion

disheveled

in disarray

corrugated

shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges

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