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Jane Eyre Vocabulary

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Antipathy
noun
1. opposition in feeling
2. Settle aversion or dislike
To have a hate for something
Preternatural
adjective
1. existing outside of nature
-magical
Peruse
verb
to read over in attentive or leisurely manner
Hoary
adjective
extremely old
Countenance
noun
-to approve something
Gloaming
noun
twilight, dusk
Conspicuous
adjective
attracting attention
Ameliorate
verb
to improve
Soporific
adjective
causing or tending to cause sleep
Propitious
adjective
good sign
Blasphemous
adjective
being against the Church
going against the established way
Neophyte
noun
beginner at something
Enigma
noun
something that is hard to understand or explain
Coquetry
noun
a girl who is a flirt
Sardonic
adjective
sarcastic
Lugubrious
adjective
sad
Taciturn
adjective
doesn't talk very much
Halcyon
adjective
Calm,peaceful; happy golden; prosperous, affluent
Insipid
adjective
tasteless
Audacity
noun
boldness
Judicious
adjective
wise
Indolence
noun
lazy
Inexorable
adjective
relentless, a wave or a movement
incredulous
adjective
skeptical
Amicable
adjective
peaceable
Pertinacious
adjective
stubbornly unyielding-holding firmly to a belief
Piquant
adjective
spicy
Impudent
adjective
rude
Adrent
adjective
fiery, hot
Paroxysm
noun
outburst
Indomitable
adjective
incapable of being subdued
Apathy
noun
lack of feeling or emotion
Obstinate
adjective
stubborn
Assiduous
adjective
hardworking
Deference
noun
easy-going, go with the flow
Discern
verb
to realize, to learn
Ascendancy
noun
controlling, domanting
Physiognomy
physical characteristics