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25 terms

Juergens Gatsby Vocab 3 (DONE)

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Aesthetic
Of, relating to, or dealing with the beautiful; Pleasing in appearance; Appreciative of, responsive to, or zealous about the beautiful
Amorphous
Having no definite form; shapeless
Caravansary
An inn surrounding a court in eastern countries where caravans rest at night
Commensurate
Equal in measure or extent; coextensive; Corresponding in size, extent, amount, or degree; proportionate
Complacent
Pleased, content, or satisfied, especially with oneself or one's circumstances; often without awareness or potential danger
Contingency
Likely but not certain to happen; possible; Not logically necessary; empirical; Happening by chance or unforeseen causes
Engrossed
To copy or write in a large hand; To prepare the usually final handwritten or printed text of; To take or engage the whole attention of : occupy completely
Fortuitous
Occurring by chance; fortunate; lucky
Garrulous
Given to prosy, rambling, or tedious loquacity; pointlessly or annoyingly talkative; wordy
Genial
Favorable to growth or comfort; Displaying or marked by genius; Marked by or diffusing sympathy or friendliness; Of or relating to marriage or generation
Harrowing
Extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous
Incessant
Continuing or following without interruption; unceasing
Incoherent
Lacking orderly continuity, arrangement, or relevance; inconsistent; Lacking normal clarity or intelligibility in speech or thought
Interminable
Having or seeming to have no end
Inviolate
Not violated or profaned; pure
Orgiastic
Of, related to, or marked by orgies; Characterized by unrestrained emotions
Pasquinade
A lampoon posted in a public place; Satirical writing; satire
Portentous
Of, relating to, or consulting a coming event; Eliciting amazement or wonder; prodigious
Precipitately
Falling, flowing, or rushing with steep descent; precipitous; steep; Exhibiting violent or unwise speed
Rancor
Bitter deep-seated ill will; enmity
Redolent
Exuding fragrance; aromatic; Full of specified fragrance; scented
Relinquish
To withdraw or retreat from; leave behind; Give up; To stop holding physically; release; To give over possession or control of
Truculent
Feeling or displaying ferocity; cruel; savage; Deadly; destructive; Scathingly harsh; vitriolic; Aggressively self-assertive; belligerent
Unscrupulous
Having no moral integrity; unprincipled
Vicarious
Performed or suffered by one person as a substitute for another or to the benefit or advantage of another; substitutionary; Experienced or realized through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experience of another; Occuring in an unexpected or abnormal part of the body instead of the usual one