Wide Sargasso Sea vocabulary 3

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calabash

A tropical American tree (Crescentia cujete) bearing hard-shelled, gourdlike fruits on the trunk and main branches

lamentations

Wails or cries expressing grief for or about, or mourning

incarnate

Invested with bodily nature and form

decanter

A vessel used for pouring liquids, especially wine, without disturbing the sediment

insolent

Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant

apprehensive

Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy

protuberant

Swelling outward; bulging

rigmarole

Confused, rambling, or incoherent discourse; nonsense

commodious

Spacious; roomy

discretion

The quality of keeping things to oneself; circumspection

abject

Being of the most miserable kind; wretched

paltry

Lacking in importance or worth

contempt

The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn

flamboyant

Richly colored; resplendent

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