Great Expectations Vocabulary

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Conciliatory
intended to restore harmony or goodwill
Consternation
feelings of anxiety or dismay
Felicitous
happy; well chosen or suitable to the circumstances
Imperiously
assuming power of authority without justification; arrogant and domineering
Penitent
a person who repents sin
Remonstrance
criticism; forceful protest
Satire
literature that uses humor or sarcasm to riducle human vices or follies
Vicariously
experience in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another
Amalgamation
a union or merger of parts
Disconcerted
thrown into confusion
Inscrutably
in a manner that is not easily interpreted or understood
Sagacious
of keen and farsighted perception of judgment
Unremunerative
not profitable
Reticent
not wanting to talk
Rumination
a state of deep thought or pondering
Audacious
risky, brazen, bold, unrestrained
Auspicious
fortunate, lucky
Forbearance
self-control; the act of refraining from something
Genteel
aristocratic; gentlemanly
Incongruous
not matching or fitting
Irresolute
unsure on how to proceed; uncertain