Great Expectations Vocab

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placid

[plas-id]
serenly free of interruption or disturbance (adj.)
ant: agitated syn: collected, composed, cool
der: placidity

penitent

[pen-i-tuh nt]
feeling or expressing humble or regretful pain or sorrow for sins and offenses (adj.)
ant: unrepentant syn: apologetic, compunctious, contrite
der: penitence

affinity

[uh-fin-i-tee]
relationship by marriage (noun)
ant: syn: affection, inclination, aptitude
der: affinitive

candid

[kan-did]
free from bias prejudice or malice (adj.)
ant:unforthcoming syn:frank, direct, freehearted
der: candice

loiter

[loi-ter]
to delay an activity with idle stops and pauses (verb)
ant: dash syn:crawl, creep, dolly
der: loiterer

luster

[luhs-ter]
a period of five years (noun)
ant: n/a syn: n/a
der: lust

contempt

[kuhn-tempt]
the act of despising; the state of mind of one who despises
ant: admiration syn: despite, disdain, misprision
der: contmptuous

disdain

[dis-deyn]
a feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy (noun)
ant: admiration syn:contempt, despisement, scorn
der: disdainfully

vulgar

[vuhl-ger]
morally crude, undeveloped
ant: aristocrat syn: common, humble, inferior
der: vulg

spurn

[spurn]
to reject with disdain; scorn
ant: accept syn: refuse, reject, scorn
der: spurner

insolently

[in-suh-lunt
boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent
ant: modest syn: arrogant, impudent, pompously
der: insole

perpetual

[per-pech-oo-uhl]
continuing or enduring forever; everlasting
ant: temporary syn: enduring, permanent, eternal
der: perpetuable

ascend

[uh-send]
to move climb or go upward
ant: descend syn: soar, climb, rise
der:ascendence

despicable

[des-pi-kuh-buhl]
deserving to be despised
ant: admirable syn: vile, mean, detestible
der: despicability

ignominiously

[ig-nuh-min-ee-uhs]
marked by or ignominy
ant: noble, respectful syn: degrading, disgraceful, dishonorable
der: ignoble

obstinacy

[ob-stuh-nuh-see]
the quality or state of being obstinate, stubborness
ant: irresolution syn: tenacity, reluctance, determination
der: obstinate

adamantine

[ad-uh-man-teen]
utterly unyeilding or firm in attitude or opinion
ant: feeble syn: uncompromising, unbreakable, unrelenting
der: adamant

reticence

[reht-uh-suh nt]
disposed to be silent, or not to speak freely; reserved
ant: talkative syn: taciturn, quiet, uncommunicative

obtrusive

[uhb-troo-siv]
having or showing a disposition to obtrude, as by imposing
ant:modest syn: impertenant, noticeable, intrusive
der: obstrusion

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