Vocabulary from Chapters 1 and 2 of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

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gibbet

an upright post with a beam projecting horizontally from its top, from which the bodies of executed criminals were hung on public display

flaxen

the pale grayish yellow color of flax

impregnable

Difficult or impossible to attack or challenge

adjoin

to attach or add on something

connubial

relating to marriage

disconsolately

extremely miserable or disappointed

larceny

theft

trenchant

forceful, effective, and vigorous

apothecary

a druggist; a pharmacist.

dexterity

skill and grace in physical movement

consternation

a feeling of alarm, confusion, or dismay

correspondent

similar or equivalent

elixir

a sweetened solution of a drug in alcohol and water

Augment

to add to something in order to make it larger or more substantial

Interlocutor

a participant in a discussion or conversation

Decanted

to pour a liquid gently and carefully from one container to another.

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