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18 terms

Great Gatsby Ch 3-4 Vocab

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Permeate
(V) to pass into or through every part of; to penetrate through the pores; to be diffused through; pervade; saturate
Innuendo
(N) an indirect comment about a person or thing, esp. of a disparaging or a derogatory nature
Erroneous
(Adj.) containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong
Vehement
(Adj.) strongly emotional; intense or passionate
Impetuous
(Adj.) characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive
Vacuous
(Adj.) lacking in ideas or intelligence
Corpulent
(Adj.) large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat
Provincial
(Adj.) having the manners, and viewpoints considered characteristic of unsophisticated inhabitants of a province; rustic; narrow or illiberal
Din
(N) a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor
Knickerbocker
(N) any New Yorker
Fluctuate
(V) to change continually; shift back and forth
Sporadic
(Adj.) appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional
Rajah
(N) a king or prince in India; a minor chief or dignitary
Elicit
(V) to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
Valor
(N) heroic courage; bravery
Somnambulatory
(Adj.) related to sleep walking
Denizen
(N) an inhabitant; a resident; one that frequents a particular place
Jaunty
(Adj.) easy and sprightly in manner or bearing