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The Great Gatsby II

The Great Gatsby Vocab List #5
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shiftlessness
noun - lack of ambition or resourcefulness
strident
adj - characterized by harsh, insistent, and discordant sound
deft
adj - characterized by facility, skill
permeate
verb - to spread or diffuse through
innuendo
noun - an oblique allusion, suggestion, or hint
prodigality
noun - profuse or wasteful expenditure
vehment
adj - marked by forceful energy
credulity
noun - readiness or willingness to believe especially on slight evidence
vacuous
adj - emptied of or lacking content; lacking ideas or intelligence
florid
adj - tinged with red, ruddy
corpulent
adj - having a large bulky body, obese
convivial
adj - relating to or occupied with feasting, drinking, and good company
asunder
adv - apart from each other in position
apparition
noun - an unusual or unexpected sight, a ghostly figure
conscientious
adj- meticulous, careful
affectation
noun - the act of taking on or displaying an attitude or behavior not natural to oneself or not genuinly felt
subterfuge
noun - an artifice or stratagem used to conceal, escape, or evade
insolent
adj - insulting contemptuous in speech or conduct
cardinal
adj - of basic importance, primary