Pride and Prejudice Vocab

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Acrimony

bitterness; animosity

Affability

friendliness; graciousness

Circumspection

caution; careful consideration of all circumstances before deciding

Coquetry

flirtatious behavior

Deign

to think fit with one's dignity; condescend

Derision

ridicule; mockery

Divert

to turn aside, amuse, or entertain

Effusion

an unrestrained expression of emotion

Eminent

standing above others in quality or position

Fastidious

possessing careful attention to detail; difficult to please

Forbearance

good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence

Haughty

arrogant; condescending

Impertinent

insolent; rude; forward

Imprudent

lacking self-restraint; unwise

Insipid

lacking interest or significance

Licentiousness

lacking legal or moral restraints

Obsequious

Overly submissive and eager to please

Pedantic

tending to show off one's learning

Pretension

a bold or presumptuous assertion; a false claim

Profligate

recklessly wasteful

Rectitude

moral uprightness; righteousness

Sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

Supercilious

proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority

Vexation

annoyance; irritation

Vindication

defense; excuse; justification

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