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39 terms

Great Expectations Stage III Vocab

MHS English I Pre-AP Freshman
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Clemency
n.
Leniency or mercy shown toward an offender.
Extricate
v.
To release from.
Driveling
v.
Drooling; talking senselessly.
Engendered
v.
Created.
Manifest
adj.
Obvious.
Superseded
adj.
Replaced; out dated; old fashioned.
Spectral
adj.
Ghostly; ethereal.
Doleful
adj.
unhappy, sad, mournful.
Plaited
v.
Braided, twisted.
Rakish
adj,
Stylish, dashing.
Tacit
adj.
Unspoken, implied.
Confute
v.
Disprove, invalidate.
Sententious
adj.
Tending to pompous moralizing.
Entreated
v.
Begged.
Retrospectively
adv.
Thoughtfully referring to the past, looking back.
Truckle
n.
Low bed meant to be slid under another.
Presentiment
n.
Omen; feeling, intuition.
Vacillating
adj.
Hesitating; indecisive.
Querulous
adj.
Complaining.
Discreet
adj.
Modest, tactful.
Propensities
n.
Tendencies, inclination
Avarice
n.
Greed.
Debilitating
adj.
Weakening, incapacitating.
Despondent
adj.
Depressed, hopeless.
Acquittal
n.
Release, freeing, exoneration.
Beadle
Messenger of a law court.
Botany Bay
The site of a former British penal colony near Sydney, Australia.
"Change"
The Royal Exchange in London, where merchants met to conduct business.
Coddleshell
Mispronunciation of codicil, an addition to a will.
Collier
A ship for carrying coal.
Covent Garden
A market area of London, famous for its many theaters and fashionable coffee houses.
Freehold
Real estate that can be passed on through inheritance.
Lloyd's
An association of merchants that specialized in insuring ships and publishing shipping information.
Newgate
The principal prison of London from the thirteenth century until it was torn down in 1902. It was rebuilt after rioters burned it in 1780. Public executions were carried out in front of its gates from 1783 to 1867.
Nore
A sandbank at the mouth of the Thames where it meets the sea.
Packet-boat
A boat that travels a regular routes carrying passengers, freight, and mail.
Plummet
A lead weight.
The Temple
A large complex of buildings with apartments, located on the Thames.
Thames
The large river that flows through London.