Jane Eyre Vocabulary

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Antipathy

noun
1. opposition in feeling
2. Settle aversion or dislike
To have a hate for something

Preternatural

adjective
1. existing outside of nature
-magical

Peruse

verb
to read over in attentive or leisurely manner

Hoary

adjective
extremely old

Countenance

noun
-to approve something

Gloaming

noun
twilight, dusk

Conspicuous

adjective
attracting attention

Ameliorate

verb
to improve

Soporific

adjective
causing or tending to cause sleep

Propitious

adjective
good sign

Blasphemous

adjective
being against the Church
going against the established way

Neophyte

noun
beginner at something

Enigma

noun
something that is hard to understand or explain

Coquetry

noun
a girl who is a flirt

Sardonic

adjective
sarcastic

Lugubrious

adjective
sad

Taciturn

adjective
doesn't talk very much

Halcyon

adjective
Calm,peaceful; happy golden; prosperous, affluent

Insipid

adjective
tasteless

Audacity

noun
boldness

Judicious

adjective
wise

Indolence

noun
lazy

Inexorable

adjective
relentless, a wave or a movement

incredulous

adjective
skeptical

Amicable

adjective
peaceable

Pertinacious

adjective
stubbornly unyielding-holding firmly to a belief

Piquant

adjective
spicy

Impudent

adjective
rude

Adrent

adjective
fiery, hot

Paroxysm

noun
outburst

Indomitable

adjective
incapable of being subdued

Apathy

noun
lack of feeling or emotion

Obstinate

adjective
stubborn

Assiduous

adjective
hardworking

Deference

noun
easy-going, go with the flow

Discern

verb
to realize, to learn

Ascendancy

noun
controlling, domanting

Physiognomy

physical characteristics

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