Freeman's Vocab words

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Over Great Gatsby, RRTI, Tempest, MW, and DOAS

jovial

endowed with or characterized by a hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship

mercurial

changeable; volatile; fickle; flighty

trepidation

problem or fear

crestfallen

dejected; dispirited; discouraged

enthralled

to charm or be captivated

indignantly

feeling, chararacterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive or insulting.

insinuates

implies, to start an argument

incipient

beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage

incarnate

embodied in flesh; given a bodily, especially a human; personified

laconic

using few words; expressing much in few words

withering

to shrivel; fade; decay

audacity

boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard

extant

in existence; not destroyed or lost

imminent

likely to occur at any moment

precipice

a cliff with vertical or nearly vertical overhanging face

tinge

to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint

auspices

a favorable sign of propitious circumstance

serenity

the state or quality of being serene

smolder

to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion

glutton

one given habitually to greedy and voracious eating and drinking

suffice

to meet or satisfy a need

anoint

to smear or rub with oil or oily substance

conspicuous

easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable

surmounted

to stand or lie at the top of

discern

to detect with the eyes

impertinent

not restrained within due or proper bounds especially of propietary or good taste

unkempt

un-cared for or neglected; disheveled; messy

tumult

a general outbreak, uprising; violent or noisy commotion of a crowd

invariably

always; a constant

improvident

neglecting to provide for future needs; careless

circumspection

observation or action; caution; prudence

ocular

performed or perceived by the eye

encumbered

to block up or fill with what is obstructive or superfluous

diminutive

small; little; tiny

abate

to reduce in amount, degree or intensity

insolent

bodily rule or disrepectful; insulting

inquisition

any harsh, difficult or prolonged questioning

perfidious

deliberately faithless, treacherous, deceitful

inveterate

firmly established by long continuance

providence

the foreseeing care and guidance of God

prescience

knowledge of things before they exist or happen

auspicious

promising success; favorable

entrails

the internal part of the trunk of an animal's body; intestines

chide

to express disapproval; scold

spendthrift

a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully

temperance

moderation of self-restraint, statement, etc. ; self-control

enmity

a feeling or condition of hostility

importuned

to beg for

credulous

willing to believe or trust to readily

abominable

repugnently hateful or detestable

jocund

cheerful; merry; gay

surfeited

excess

vexations

irritations; annoyances

disdain

to look upon or treat with contempt; scornful

discord

disagreement

abstemious

sparing or moderate in eating or drinking

indignation

strong displeasure

supercilious

haughty; disdainful; or contemptous

languidly

lacking in spirit or interest

complacency

a feeling of security or pleasure

peremptory

leaving no oppurtunity for denial or refusal

contiguous

hear; touching; in close proximity to

hauteur

haughty manner or spirit; arrogance

strident

shrill, harsh sounds

prodigality

wasteful extravagance in spending

sauntered

to walk with a leisurely gait

vacuous

without contents; empty

subterfuges

an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something

punctilious

marked by concerned about precise accordance

denizen

inhabitant

harrowed

to disturb keenly or painfully

vestige

a mark or trace of evidence

laudable

deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable

insidious

stealthily treacherous

meretricious

alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions

oblivious

unaware; forgetful;

turgid

swollen; inflated; overblown

portentous

significant or indicative; momentous

magnanimous

generous in forgiving an insult of injury

truculent

fierce, cruel

pandered

provide gratification for others' desires

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