The Great Gatsby #11

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passage 11

thereabouts

(adverb) near that time or date

pneumatic

(adjective) of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)

shouldered

(verb) to assume the responsibility or burden of something

fortuitously

(adverb) by good fortune

ashen

(adjective) ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion

amorphous

(adjective) having no definite form or distinct shape

proteges

(noun) someone whose welfare or career is guided and helped by a more influential person

perceptible

(adjective) easily seen or detected

laden

(adjective) weighed down with a heavy load, burdened

corrugated

(adjective) shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges; wrinkled; ridged

holocaust

(noun) an act of great destruction and loss of life

dispassionate

(adjective) calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings

flippant

(adjective) disrespectfully humorous or casual

sardonic

(adjective) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

ominous

(adjective) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

incredulous

(adjective) not disposed or willing to believe; unwilling to believe

speculative

(adjective) not based on fact or investigation

apathetic

(adjective) marked by a lack of interest

disillusioned

(adjective) disappointed, dissatisfied

oblique

(adjective) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct

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