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43 terms

The Great Gatsby chapters 1-9

Vocabulary words from the entire book!
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epigram
short, witty poem expressing a single thought
supercilious
feeling or showing haughty disdain
extemporizing
performing without prior preparation
rotogravure
printed material, like a newspaper
peremptory
dictatorial, offensively self-assured
oculist
eye doctor
contiguous
adjacent, sharing an edge
hauteur
haughtiness in attitude
omnibus
a long motor vehicle for passengers
erroneous
mistaken
innuendo
indirect, derogatory implication
convivial
festive, merry
obstetrical
medical practice dealing with pregnant women
rivulets
small brooks or streams
caterwauling
a shrill, discordant sound
affectation
a show, pretense, or display
subterfuge
a deceptive strategy or device
labyrinth
intricate structure of interconnecting passages
rajah
an Indian prince or chief
somnambulatory
to walk in a sleep-like condition
denizen
an inhabitant
receptacles
containers
corrugated
shaped in parallel folds
nebulous
cloudy, misty, or hazy
meretricious
attracting attention in a vulgar manner
redolent
suggestive or reminiscent
euphemism
a vague statement substituting for a vulgar one
caravansary
a large inn
contingency
possibility
inexplicable
difficult to explain
libertine
one who acts without moral restraint
expostulation
an effort to dissuade or correct
traverse
travel across or pass over
scrutiny
close observation
corroborate
to support or strengthen with evidence or authority
pneumatic
related to air or other gases
amorphous
lacking definite form
addenda
something added
unpunctual
not on time
provincial
limited in perspective
incoherent
unable to think clearly
pandered
acted as a go-between in sexual intrigues
commensurate
corresponding in size or degree