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Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chap 2

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grotesque
distorted and unnatural in shape or size
desolate
lonely; forlorn; uninhabited; barren
oculist
eye doctor
supercilious
proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
proprietor
(law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
anemic
lacking vigor or energy
pastoral
Relating to country life, and often presented as charmingly simple
haughtily
arrogant and superior
languid
slow, sluggish, listless, weak
ectoplasm
outer layer of the cell
impenetrable
not capable of being entered or passed through
transcendent
excelling; surpassing
saunter
walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
countenance
face
apathetically
with little interest or emotion
rakish
dashing stylish and confident, adj.
perceptible
understandable, visible