a witty saying
expressive of contempt
to perform without preparation
not allowing contradiction or refusal
having a common boundary or edge
overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)
occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
a show, pretense or display
a deceptive stratagem or device
complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
in a sleepwalking manner
a person who inhabits a particular place
lacking definition or definite content
alluring by a show of flashy/vulgar attractions; based on pretense, insincerity
an inn in some Eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
dependence on chance or on the fulfillment of a conclusion; uncertaincy
incapable of being accounted for or explained
a person who is morally or sexually unrestrained; free thinking in religious matters, unrestrained by convention or morality
earnest protest, remonstrate
to pass or move over, along, through; to look over
a searching examination
having a pleasant odor or fragrance; serving to bring to mind
to make more certain, confirm
of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind
lacking definite form; no particular kind or character
characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a province
pimp; a person who caters to/profits from the weaknesses or vices of others
having the same measure; of equal extent or duration
"And it so happened that on a warm windy evening I drove over to East Egg to see two old friends whom I scarcely knew at all."
The relationships is a paradox; scarcely known old friends.
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
"The flowers were unnecessary, for at two o'clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby's with innumerable receptacles to contain it."
Greenhouse represents the amount of flowers; it isn't a literal greenhouse that arrived.
address to an absent or imaginary person
using a part of something to represent the whole thing
"Litter Montenergo! He lifted up the words and nodded at them- with his (Gatsby's) smile. The smile comprehended Montenergo's troubled history and sympathized with the brave struggles of the Montenegrin people. It appreciated fully the chain of national circumstances which had elicited this tribute from Montenergo's warm heart."
'It' is referring to Gatsby's smile.
passing reference or indirect mention
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
"Passed on" replacing "died"