Great Expectations Vocab

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abhorrance (n)

a feeling of utter loathing. (SYN) execration

allude (v)

to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion. (SYN) suggest

apprise(v)

to give notice to. (SYN) inform

auspicious (adj)

promising success. (SYN) opportune

brazen (adj)

shameless. (SYN) impudent

capricious (adj)

subject to, led by, or indicative of whim. (SYM) impudent

condescend (v)

to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior rank. (SYN) stoop

contemptuous (adj)

deserving of or held in contempt. (SYN) despicable

contingent (adj)

(SYN) accidental

countenance (n)

the look of the face. (SYN) expression

decanter (n)

a vessel, usually an ornamental glass bottle for holding and serving wine, etc. (SYN) carafe

declamation (n)

the act or art of speaking aloud in an orratorical manner. (SYN) oration

cogent (adj)

convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation. (SYN) logical

conciliatory (adj)

tending to overcome the distrust or hostility. (SYN) appeasing

devolve (v)

to transfer or delegate to or upon another; pass on. (SYN) hand down

discomfiture (n)

disconcertion; confusion; embarrassment. (SYN) shame

disparity (n)

lack of similarity or equality. (SYN) difference

edify (v)

to instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually. (SYN) uplift

endow (v)

to provide with a permanent source of income. (SYN) invest

execrate (v)

detest utterly. (ANT) love

pious (adj)

firmin one's allegiance to someone or something. (SYN) faithful

profess (v)

to declare or admit openly or freely. (SYN) affirm

repugnance (n)

a dislike so strong as to cause stomach upset or queasiness. (SYN) disgust

rimy (adj)

covered with frost. (SYN) frosty

sagacious (adj)

having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge. (SYN) wise

singularity (n)

an odd or peculiar habit. (SYN) idiosyncrasy

spectral (adj)

of, or relating to, or suggesting a visible disembodied spirit. (SYN) ghostly

supercilious (adj)

cooly and patronizingly haughty. (SYN) proud

turnkey (n)

a guard or keeper of a prison. (SYN) warden

uncouth (adj)

clumsy, uncultivated. (SYN) awkward

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