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40 terms

Great Expectations stage 1 vocab

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accusatory
blaming, containing, implying, or accusation.
ague
chill or illness
imprecations
evil curses
omnipotent
having unlimited power or authority
consternation
sudden alarm. amazement, confusion, or dismay
pilfering
to steal in small amounts
expectation
eager anticipation. hopes and dreams
corruption
dishonesty, evilness.
facade
artificial appearance, or a false front
pompous
exaggerated dignity, self centered, and full of self importance
sycophant
one who attempts to progress or win by flattering influential people
supplicant
one who pleads especially in prayer
hypocritical
to pretend to have a certain moral but doesn't. contradicting.
disputations
the act of a formal argument, debate
disdain
to dean worthy of contempt
penitential
feeling remorse for sins
contemptuously
bitter disdain, hating manner
presentiment
premonition. feeling somethings about to occur
abhorrence
detest, hatred, loathing.
exonerate
To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
apparition
a unexpected or ghostly vision
deferential
respectful or yielding to wishes of others
ravenously
extreme hunger, or greedy
reticently
silence of thoughts
placid
having an undisturbed surface. calm or self composed
disconsolated
beyond consolation. cheerless or hopelessly sad
apprehension
dread or anxiety
repudiate
to reject to validity of. to disown or reject
derision
the act of ridiculing or laughing at someone. contempt
patronize
treat meanly. condescend
mortifying
to cause, experience shame. humiliatiing
clemency
at disposition to show mercy to an enemy
discomfited
to make uneasy, discomfort, or embarrasing
derive
to obtain or receive from a source
coercion
to act or practice of forcing
compassion
deep awrance of other people, sympathy
propriety
appropriateness, correct or proper.
malignant
showing great benevolence. harmful
remonstrance
an expression of protest or complaint
ostentatious
characterized by being flamboyant. showing off, or pretentious