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20 terms

great gatsby vocab ch3-6

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corpulent
adj. having large, bulky body
defunct
adj. no longer functioning; broken
denizen
n. inhabitant; one who frequents a place
disconcerting
adj. having a disturbing effect
florid
adj. excessive in style; tinged with red
gaudy
adj. tastelessly extravagant
indignant
adj. showing anger at something unjust
ineffable
adj. incapable of being expressed in words
inept
adj. lacking in ability
innuendo
n. an indirect suggestion
insidious
adj. harmful in a subtle manner
jaunty
adj. lively in spirit or appearance
lull
n. a temporary pause or decline in activity
meretricious
adj. falsely attractive, but lacking real value
nebulous
adj. vague
olfactory
adj. relating to the sense of smell
reproach
v. to express disapproval
vacuous
adj. emptied of or lacking content
vehemently
adj. forcefully
vestige
n. a visible mark or trace left by something