Great Gatsby Vocab

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credulous

inclined to believe: gullible

provincial

limited in perspective: not fashionable.

dilatory

delaying:procrastinating

skeptical

doubting; disbelieving

sophisticated

worldly-wise;chic or fashionable.

complacent

overly content self-satisfied

cynical

distrustful; scornful of motives of others

conscientious

careful; scrupulous; meticulous

supercilious

disdainful; haughty and patronizing

punctilious

attentive to finer points of etiquette

peremptory

commanding; imperious

truculent

brutally harsh; mean violent

meretricious

insincere; attracting attention in a vulgar false way

languid

listless; laking vitality

melancholy

sad; depressed gloomy

convivial

sociable; festive; jovial.

ecstatic

blissful; enraptured.

morbid

preoccupied with gruesome or unwholesome matters

oblivion

forgetfulness; insensibility.

dejection

depression; a melancholy state

abstraction

preoccupation; thoughtfulness

reverie

trance like or dreamlike state

leverage

influence; positional advantage

consequence

social importance; distinction

notoriety

generally known, especially unfavorably

antecedents

ancestry; origins

stratum

social class, rank or status

profound

intellectually deep; difficult to understand

pungent

strong-smelling intense

tangible

real; capable of being touched

irrelevant

unimportant;impertinent

infinitesimal

imperceptible; immeasurably small

dissension

disagreement

subterfuges

deceptions; stratagems

affectations

displays of attitude or conduct that are not genuine

hauteur

arrogance haughtiness

innuendo

an indirect remark that implies something negative

confounding

perplexing

illusion

misleading image; self-deception

counterfeit

artificial pose;imitation

disembodied

without a body; unreal

irregularity

improper behavior

inviolate

not violated;in tact

ingratiate

tobring (oneself) into favor

ineffable

indescribable;unspeakable

initiative

drive

insidious

treacherous;deceptive

commensurate

equal in measure;comparable

aesthetic

relating to beauty; artistic

transitory

fleeting temporary

incoherent

confused;illogical

redolent

suggestive; evocative

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