Wilson Pride and Prejudice Vocab List 1

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caprice (noun)

a tendency to change mind; a change of decision by impulse, a sudden change in mind

emphatic (adjective)

expressed, thought, or done with stress on a certain point

disconcert (verb)

to create a lack of ease, to throw into confusion
to upset plans; to prevent somebody from carrying out plans or arrangements and therefore create confusion; to disturb the composure of

gallantry (noun)

an act of marked courtesy, courteous attention to a lady; loving attention or pursuit, spirited and conspicuous bravery

censure (noun)

a judgment involving condemnation; opinion

censure (verb)

to find fault with and criticize as blameworthy

folly (noun)

lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight, criminally or tragically foolish actions or conduct, a foolish act or idea, an excessively costly or unprofitable undertaking, an often extravagant picturesque building erected to suit a fanciful taste

synonymous (adjective)

having the character of a synonym; alike in meaning or significance, having the same connotations, implications, or reference

impertinent (adjective)

irrelevant...,not restrained within due or proper bounds especially of propriety or good taste, given to or characterized by insolent rudeness

fortnight (noun)

a period of 14 days; 2 weeks - alteration of fourteen night

indignation (noun)

anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean

insipid (adjective)

lacking taste or savor; tasteless, lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge; dull, flat, boring

draught (noun)

British variant of Draft

countenance (noun)

Bearing, demeanor, Calm expression, Mental composure, Look, expression, Face, visage - the face as an indication of mood, emotion, or character, Bearing or expression that offers approval or sanction - moral support

countenance (transitive verb)

To extend approval or toleration to; sanction

assent (transitive verb)

to concur; to agree to something especially after thoughtful consideration

assent (noun)

an act of agreement

eminent (adjective)

standing out so as to be readily perceived or noted; conspicuous, obvious looking, jutting out; projecting, exhibiting eminence especially in standing above others in some quality or position; prominent, famous

stout (adjective)

strong of character, brave, bold, firm, determined, obstinate, physically or materially strong; sturdy, vigorous, enduring, sturdily constructed, forceful, violent, bulky in body,

stout (noun)

A very dark full bodied ale with a distinctive malty flavor, A fat person, A clothing size designed for the large figure

prevail (Intransitive verb)

to gain ascendancy through strength or superiority; triumph, to be or become effective or effectual, to use persuasion successfully, to be frequent; predominate, to be or continue in use or fashion; persist

odious (adjective)

exciting or deserving hatred or repugnance

deceitful (adjective)

having a tendency or disposition to deceive, dishonest, deceptive, misleading

expostulation (verb)

an act of reasoning earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance (opposition, reproof, protest)

reprehensible (adjective)

worthy of or deserving disapproval

infinite (verb)

extending indefinitely (endless), immeasurably or inconceivably great or extensive (inexhaustible), subject to no limitation or external determination

infinite (noun)

something that is never ending in duration, extent, or number

civility (noun)

training in the humanities, courtesy, politeness, a polite act or expression

novelty (noun)

something new or unusual, the quality or state of being new, a small manufactured article intended mainly for personal household adornment

willful (adjective)

obstinately and often perversely self-willed, done deliberately (intentional)

propitious (adjective)

favorably disposed (benevolent), being of good omen (auspicious), tending to favor (advantageous, favorable)

felicity (noun)

the quality or state of being happy (great happiness), an instant of happiness, something that causes happiness, a pleasing manner or quality especially in art or language, an apt expression

rectory (noun)

a benefice held by a rector (a rector is a clergyman), a residence of a rector or parish priest

amends (noun)

compensation for a loss or injury (recompense)

deference (noun)

Respect and esteem due to a superior or an elder, Affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes

affability (noun)

the ability to be pleasant and at ease in talking to others (good social skills, etc), the characterization by ease and friendliness

abode (noun)

wait, delay, a temporary stay (sojourn), the place were one abides (home)

parsonage (noun)

the house provided by a church for it's pastor

deign (verb)

to condescend to give or offer, to force oneself

contemplation (noun)

concentration on spiritual things as a form of private devotion, a state of mystical awareness of God's being, an act of considering with attention (study), the act of regarding steadily, intention, expectation

esteem (noun)

Opinion, judgment, Worth, value, The regard in which one is held

esteem (transitive verb)

Appraise, To view as (consider), Think, believe, To set on a high value on, Regard highly and prize accordingly

degenerate (adjective)

having declined (in nature, character, structure, or function) from an ancestral or former state, having sunk to a condition below that which is normal to a type, degraded

degenerate (verb)

to pass from a higher to a lower type or condition (deteriorate), to sink into a low intellectual or moral state, to decline in quality, to decline from a condition or from the standards of a species, race, or breed

degenerate (noun)

one degraded from normal moral standard, a sexual pervert, one showing signs of reversion to an earlier culture stage

proxy (noun)

The agency, function, or office of a deputy who acts as a substitute for another, Authority or power to at for another, A document giving such authority, A person authorized to act for another (procurator), One that manages another's affairs

procure (verb)

To get possession of; obtain by particular care and effort, To get and make available for promiscuous sexual intercourse..., Bring about, achieve

probity (noun)

Adherence to the highest principles and ideals (uprightness)

exultation (noun)

Ecstasy, A feeling or expression of great happiness, triumph, o joy

humility (noun)

The quality of being humble, modest, or respectful

discernment (noun)

the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure, an act of seeing or noticing something unclear (not obvious)

bestow (verb)

to put to use (apply), to put in a particular or appropriate place (stow), to provide with quarters (put up), to convey as a gift (used as bestow on, bestow upon)

insolent (adjective)

insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct (overbearing), exhibiting boldness or effrontery (impudent), proud

persevere (verb)

to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement (persist meaning: to go on resolutely or stubbornly in spite of opposition)

injunction (noun)

the act or an instance of enjoining (order, admonition), a writ granted by a court of equity whereby one is required to do or to refrain from doing a specified act

patroness (noun)

a woman who is chosen, named, or honored as a special guardian, protector, or supporter, a woman who is wealthy or is an influential supporter of an artist or writer, a woman who is a social or financial sponsor of a social function, such as a ball or concert, a woman who uses wealth or influence to help an individual, institution, or cause, a woman who buys the goods or uses the services offered especially by an establishment, a woman who is the holder of the right of representation to an English ecclesiastical benefice

condescend (verb)

to descend to a less formal or dignified level (unbend), to waive the privileges of rank, to assume an air (heir?) of superiority

coquetry (noun)

a flirtatious act or attitude

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