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Great Expectations Vocab Part 2

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imbue
instill, infuse, fill
languor
a feeling of lack of interest or energy
venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
ludicrous
incongruous; inviting ridicule
dolefully
with sadness; in a sorrowful manner
reticent
temperamentally disinclined to talk
slovenly
negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
vehemence
intensity or forcefulness of expression
ascertain
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
infallible
incapable of failure or error
obsequious
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
repugnance
intense aversion
uncouth
lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
complacency
the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
fidelity
the quality of being faithful
expatriate
expel from a country
abhorrence
hate coupled with disgust
feign
make believe with the intent to deceive
insolent
marked by casual disrespect
supercilious
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
tremulous
(of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
sanguine
confidently optimistic and cheerful
portentous
of momentous or ominous significance
acquiescence
agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
avarice
extreme greed for material wealth