Great Gatsby Vocab 1

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labyrinth

n. an intricate structure of interconnecting passages

pneumatic

adj. relating to air or other gases

convivial

adj. merry or festive

preemptory

adj. to take the place of

meretricious

adj. attracting attention in a vulgar manner

addenda

n. something added; especially a supplement to a book

inexplicable

adj. difficult to explain

expostulation

n. the act of dissuading or correcting

rajah

n. a prince or chief

traverse

v. to travel or pass across

affectations

n. a show, pretense, or display

subterfuge

n. deceptive stratagems or devices

hauteur

n. haughtiness in bearing and attitude

denizen

n. an inhabitant

libertine

n. one who acts without moral restraint

epigram

n. short, witty poem

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