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Great Gatsby 1-4 vocab

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abortive
unsuccessful
fractiousness
tendency to be troublesome
languidly
lazily
extemporizing
improvising
peremptory
bossy
oculist
ophthalmologist
contiguous
adjacent
proprietary
behaving as if you own someone
ectoplasm
substance to produce a ghost
hauteur
arrogance
innuendo
hint
tortuously
twisting
vinous
wine-related
subterfuges
deception
punctilious
careful
non-olfactory
non-odorous
anteroom
outer room
somnambulatory
as if sleepwalking
denizen
someone who hangs around a certain place
disembodied
to strip a body of bodily existence
elongating
to extend length of
postern
private or side entrance
pompadour
a mans hairstyle common around 1920
nebulous
indistinct, vague
meretricious
falsely attractive
conceits
fanciful ideas
debauchee
a person with reckless and self indulgent habits
euphemism
words that stand in for more offensive terms
dilatory
slow or late
incarnation
when a spirit receives a human body