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26 terms

Great Gatsby Chapters 1-5

vocab from chapters 1-5 in the Great Gatsby
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feigned
not genuine
levity
lightness of manner
supercilious
expressive of contempt
fractiousness
the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
reciprocal
mutual; shared; interchangeable
extemporizing
speaking on the spur of the moment without preparation
peremptorily
in an imperative and commanding manner
transcendent
beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding
contiguous
very close or connected in space or time
apathetically
showing little or no emotion or animation
strident
unpleasantly loud and harsh
cataracts
strong rapids
permeate
penetrate mutually or be interlocked
innuendo
an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
prodigality
excessive spending
caterwauling
a shrill, discordant sound
subterfuges
a deceptive stratagem or device
punctilious
marked by precise accordance with details
luxuriated
enjoy oneself in a luxurious way; take self-indulgent delight
denizen
a plant or animal naturalized in a region
facade
the face or front of a building
harrowed
disturbed, distressed
defunct
having ceased to exist or live
distraught
deeply agitated especially from emotion
disheveled
in disarray
corrugated
shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges