Great Expectations Vocab Parts 2-3

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detrimental

(sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury

liberal

open to new things

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

disgorge

to cause , cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

contemplate

to ponder

magnanimous

generous

degrade

to lower the grade of something

encroach

to advance beyond the usual limit

adept

skillful

dissipate

to disperse

derive

to obtain

niggardly

stingy

chasm

abyss

deter

to discourage from doing

reticent

quiet

inexplicable

unexplainable

incongruous

lacking in harmony

exacting

precise

remiss

negligent

retort

a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

penitential

relating to sorrow expressed for sins or offenses

elocution

an expert manner of speaking

encompass

to surround

pervade

to spread throughout

adjunct

a supplementary thing added on

lavish

extravagant

servile

overly submissive

auspicious

attended by favorable circumstances

jorum

a large drinking bowl

staid

characterized by dignity and propriety

abhorrence

hatred

expatriate

one who lives outside their native country

interpose

to insert between two things

discomfiture

frustration; confusion

countenance

facial expression

incredulous

(of one's manner) unable to believe something

tenement

rundown apartment

depose

to remove from office suddenly and forcefully

boatswain

a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen

lacerate

cut or tear irregularly

tremulous

trembling

forbearance

tolerance, restraint

brazen

bold and without shame

irresolute

uncertain

reconnoiter

to scout

disengage

to detach, loosen, free

devolve

to pass something on to

placid

calm

legacy

something handed down by a predecessor

clemency

mercy

avarice

extreme greed

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