pride and prejudice vocab

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caprice

impulsive mind changing

circumspection

prudence

ascertaining

discovering

fastidious

meticulous; difficult to please

pliancy

flexibility

supercilious

haughty' disdainful

vogue

fashion; popularity

affinity

a natural attraction to

efficacy

effectiveness

alacrity

cheerful willingness

implacable

impossible to appease or please

propitious

favorable

destitute

lacking; poor

affability

quality of being pleasant and easy to speak to

entreaties

pleas

imprudence

characteristic of making unwise decisions

insolent

insulting; disrespectful; rude

veracity

thruthfulness

taciturn

silent; not talkative

incumbent

imposed as a duty or obligation

tithes

money given to support the clergy

effusion

unrestrained outpouring of speech

conjecture

guess

rectitude

moral uprightness

impute

credit

repine

to be discontented or in low spirits

mercenary

motivated by money or material gain

ostentatious

pretentious; pompous

pursued

advanced; chased after

engrossed

totally occupied

impertinent

improperly bold or forward

tractable

manageable; easily handled

derision

ridicule

scruple

hesitate as a result of conscience

pecuniary

relating to money

penitent

showing regret of remorse

obseisance

a gesture of deference or homage

diminution

reduction

ecstasy

intense joy

volubility

fluency of speech

injunctions

commands;orders

conjugal

relating to marriage

querulous

grumbling; complaining

approbation

approval

trifling

a little signifigance

brevity

quality of being short in duration; shortness

profligate

wasteful; extravagant

sanguine

cheerfully confident; optimistic

invectives

abusive language

dilatory

tending to delay

augmented

added

defer

postpone

copse

thicket of small trees

requited

repaid

valid

legal and binding

envy

have a feeling of discontent aroused by a desire for the possessions or qualities of others

cognent

convincing

vague

unclear; not well defined

perpetually

continually; constantly

oblige

do a favor or service for

panegyric

praise; compliment

aspire

desire; to have as an ambition or goal

tacit

implied by actions/ understand

sagacity

wisdom;judgement

void

empty

omen

a prophetic sign

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