The Great Gatsby II

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The Great Gatsby Vocab List #5

shiftlessness

noun - lack of ambition or resourcefulness

strident

adj - characterized by harsh, insistent, and discordant sound

deft

adj - characterized by facility, skill

permeate

verb - to spread or diffuse through

innuendo

noun - an oblique allusion, suggestion, or hint

prodigality

noun - profuse or wasteful expenditure

vehment

adj - marked by forceful energy

credulity

noun - readiness or willingness to believe especially on slight evidence

vacuous

adj - emptied of or lacking content; lacking ideas or intelligence

florid

adj - tinged with red, ruddy

corpulent

adj - having a large bulky body, obese

convivial

adj - relating to or occupied with feasting, drinking, and good company

asunder

adv - apart from each other in position

apparition

noun - an unusual or unexpected sight, a ghostly figure

conscientious

adj- meticulous, careful

affectation

noun - the act of taking on or displaying an attitude or behavior not natural to oneself or not genuinly felt

subterfuge

noun - an artifice or stratagem used to conceal, escape, or evade

insolent

adj - insulting contemptuous in speech or conduct

cardinal

adj - of basic importance, primary

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