Great Gatsby Vocab 6-9

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Shiftless

not resourceful, lazy; unambitious

Persistent

persisting in spite of obstacles; lasting

Insidious

stealthily treacherous, deceitful

Perturbed

disturbed or disgruntled greatly; agitated; deranged

Meretricious

flashy, vulgar; based on deception and insincerity

Ineffable

inexpressible by words; sacred

Gaudy

excessively showy; garish

Ramifications

related subject or problem; consequence

Antecedent

preceding, prior

Saunter

to walk with a leisurely gate (like an obnoxious asshole)

Lethargic

drowsy, sluggish; aka how i feel every day of junior year

Dilatory

tending to delay or procrastinate; slow, tardy. COTS

Incarnation

a living being embodying a deity or spirit

Caravansary

a large inn or hotel

Harrowing

extremely disturbing or distressing. EXAMS COLLEGE LIFE...

Indiscreet

lacking good judgement; not discreet

Contingency

dependent on chance; a chance conditional on something uncertain.

Flurry

light shower of snow; sudden commotion or excitement

Precipitate

to bring about prematurely; to fling down, plunge

Sensuous

perceived by or affecting the senses

Portentous

momentous; significant; amazing

Gibberish

unintelligible talk or writing; alkjdhflkjhlakjdhlfkjhakjhayy

Libertine

freethinker in religious matter; someone who is morally or sexually unrestrained; ho ho ho

Prig

someone who is pointlessly precise about rules and exaggerates manners; uhh almost every teacher at shipley..

Slander

malicious, false and defamatory statement; she said whattt!?!

Clamorous

vigorous in demand or complaints

Vicarious

performed, exercised, received or suffered in place of something else; substituting

Combustion

the act or process of burning; violent excitement; BOOM

Stagnant

not flowing or running; stale from standing; no progressive movement

Engrossed

completely occupied; absorbed; monopolized

Intermittent

stopping and starting

Ravenous

extremely hungry, famished; intensely eager for satisfaction

Unscrupulous

conscienceless; unprincipled

Grail

any greatly desired or sought-after objective; ultimate reward

Redolent

fragrant; having a pleasant odor

Cahoots

partnership, league (in cahoots)

Morbid

very gloomy; affected or caused by disease

Protege

someone under the patronage, protection or care of someone else

Amorphous

lacking definite form; no particular kind or character; no structure

Holocaust

great or complete devastation or destruction

Incessant

continuing w/o interruption; unending; double english

Provincial

belonging or pertaining to a particular province

Aesthetic

pertaining to sense of beauty; having a sense of beauty; pertaining to pure emotion

Commensurate

having the same measure, extent or duration; proportionate; adequate

Orgastic

intense or unrestrained excitement; basically an orgasm

Corroborate

to make more certain; confirm

Indiscernible

cannot be seen or perceived clearly

Benediction

an utterance of good wishes; ceremony where things are set aside for sacred uses

Transitory

not lasting, enduring or permanent; brief; the opposite of double english

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