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The Great Gatsby #11

passage 11
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thereabouts
(adverb) near that time or date
pneumatic
(adjective) of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)
shouldered
(verb) to assume the responsibility or burden of something
fortuitously
(adverb) by good fortune
ashen
(adjective) ash-colored or anemic looking from illness or emotion
amorphous
(adjective) having no definite form or distinct shape
proteges
(noun) someone whose welfare or career is guided and helped by a more influential person
perceptible
(adjective) easily seen or detected
laden
(adjective) weighed down with a heavy load, burdened
corrugated
(adjective) shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges; wrinkled; ridged
holocaust
(noun) an act of great destruction and loss of life
dispassionate
(adjective) calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
flippant
(adjective) disrespectfully humorous or casual
sardonic
(adjective) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
ominous
(adjective) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
incredulous
(adjective) not disposed or willing to believe; unwilling to believe
speculative
(adjective) not based on fact or investigation
apathetic
(adjective) marked by a lack of interest
disillusioned
(adjective) disappointed, dissatisfied
oblique
(adjective) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct