The Great Gatsby chapters 1-9

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Vocabulary words from the entire book!

epigram

short, witty poem expressing a single thought

supercilious

feeling or showing haughty disdain

extemporizing

performing without prior preparation

rotogravure

printed material, like a newspaper

peremptory

dictatorial, offensively self-assured

oculist

eye doctor

contiguous

adjacent, sharing an edge

hauteur

haughtiness in attitude

omnibus

a long motor vehicle for passengers

erroneous

mistaken

innuendo

indirect, derogatory implication

convivial

festive, merry

obstetrical

medical practice dealing with pregnant women

rivulets

small brooks or streams

caterwauling

a shrill, discordant sound

affectation

a show, pretense, or display

subterfuge

a deceptive strategy or device

labyrinth

intricate structure of interconnecting passages

rajah

an Indian prince or chief

somnambulatory

to walk in a sleep-like condition

denizen

an inhabitant

receptacles

containers

corrugated

shaped in parallel folds

nebulous

cloudy, misty, or hazy

meretricious

attracting attention in a vulgar manner

redolent

suggestive or reminiscent

euphemism

a vague statement substituting for a vulgar one

caravansary

a large inn

contingency

possibility

inexplicable

difficult to explain

libertine

one who acts without moral restraint

expostulation

an effort to dissuade or correct

traverse

travel across or pass over

scrutiny

close observation

corroborate

to support or strengthen with evidence or authority

pneumatic

related to air or other gases

amorphous

lacking definite form

addenda

something added

unpunctual

not on time

provincial

limited in perspective

incoherent

unable to think clearly

pandered

acted as a go-between in sexual intrigues

commensurate

corresponding in size or degree

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