Great Expectations stage 1 vocab

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accusatory

blaming, containing, implying, or accusation.

ague

chill or illness

imprecations

evil curses

omnipotent

having unlimited power or authority

consternation

sudden alarm. amazement, confusion, or dismay

pilfering

to steal in small amounts

expectation

eager anticipation. hopes and dreams

corruption

dishonesty, evilness.

facade

artificial appearance, or a false front

pompous

exaggerated dignity, self centered, and full of self importance

sycophant

one who attempts to progress or win by flattering influential people

supplicant

one who pleads especially in prayer

hypocritical

to pretend to have a certain moral but doesn't. contradicting.

disputations

the act of a formal argument, debate

disdain

to dean worthy of contempt

penitential

feeling remorse for sins

contemptuously

bitter disdain, hating manner

presentiment

premonition. feeling somethings about to occur

abhorrence

detest, hatred, loathing.

exonerate

To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.

apparition

a unexpected or ghostly vision

deferential

respectful or yielding to wishes of others

ravenously

extreme hunger, or greedy

reticently

silence of thoughts

placid

having an undisturbed surface. calm or self composed

disconsolated

beyond consolation. cheerless or hopelessly sad

apprehension

dread or anxiety

repudiate

to reject to validity of. to disown or reject

derision

the act of ridiculing or laughing at someone. contempt

patronize

treat meanly. condescend

mortifying

to cause, experience shame. humiliatiing

clemency

at disposition to show mercy to an enemy

discomfited

to make uneasy, discomfort, or embarrasing

derive

to obtain or receive from a source

coercion

to act or practice of forcing

compassion

deep awrance of other people, sympathy

propriety

appropriateness, correct or proper.

malignant

showing great benevolence. harmful

remonstrance

an expression of protest or complaint

ostentatious

characterized by being flamboyant. showing off, or pretentious

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