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Wuthering Heights 1
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ie. only DO not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!
a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm
ie. and Catherine wishing to keep up your acquaintance, I acquiesced - foolishly
the act or condition of acquiescing or giving tacit assent; agreement or consent by silence or without objection; compliance (usually followed by to or in):
ie. I approached her, pretending to desire a view of the garden; and, as I fancied, adroitly dropped Mrs. Dean's note on to her knee, unnoticed by Hareton
expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious
ie. 'He turns you adrift on the world with surprising alacrity.'
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness:
ie. From Mr. Earnshaw and his companions she kept aloof;
adv. at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart
adj. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested
ie. 'They are not mine,' said the amiable hostess, more repellingly than Heathcliff himself could have replied.
having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities;
ie. and when Linton evinced disgust and antipathy to Heathcliff, she dared not treat his sentiments with indifference
a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion.
an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling
ie. 'What is that apathetic being doing?' she demanded
having or showing little or no emotion
ie. had I expressed the agony I frequently felt, he would have been taught to long for its alleviation as ardently as I
having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent:
ie. On ascending to Isabella's room, my suspicions were confirmed:
moving upward; rising
ie. and he showed none of a domestic's assiduity in attending on the lady of the house.
constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry
ie. most likely he supposed that I was inclined to shirk my promise, and so resolved to trust to his own audacity.
shameless boldness; boldness or daring, especially with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions.
ie. an austere silence prevailing while we discussed our meal.
severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding:
rigorously self-disciplined and severely moral; ascetic; abstinent:
grave; sober; solemn; serious:
ie. and they sat like automatons, one on each side of the fire,
a person or animal that acts in a monotonous, routine manner, without active intelligence.
something capable of acting automatically or without an external motive force.
ie. avarice is growing with him a besetting sin
noun. insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth.
ie. his reserve springs from an aversion to showy displays of feeling; in spite of the aversion it raises
a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually followed by to):
ie. to beguile me with the spectre of a hope through eighteen years; he beguiled Hareton
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.
2. to charm or divert:
ie. to a piece of superstition on the part of my landlord which belied, oddly, his apparent sense
to show to be false; contradict:
ie. more rational than myself, and more benevolent than my entertainer
characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings; charitable
ie. bestow my own attributes over-liberally on him; she bestowed seven or eight kisses on his cheek
to present as a gift; give; confer (usually followed by on or upon):
2. to put to some use; apply:
ie. And, hard though it be to crush her buoyant spirit
cheerful or invigorating.
ie. you would rather have surmised an awful calamity
a great misfortune or disaster, as a flood or serious injury, adversity
ie. humouring her caprices; her humour was a mere vane for constantly varying caprices
a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality
ie. till she should be chastened into more humility.
to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
of or having the nature of a cherub, or an angel represented as a rosy-cheeked child with wings; angelic.
ie. in a fashion which made my companion vociferate, more clamorously than before
full of, marked by, or of the nature of clamor (loud noises)
a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
ie. Love for my life urged a compliance; I thought I prevented another explosion by my compliance
the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding.
a tendency to yield readily to others, especially in a weak and subservient way.
ie. watching the conflagration with indignant eyes.
a destructive fire, usually an extensive one.
ie. In the confluence of the multitude, several clubs crossed
their place of junction
ie. everybody conjectured that I perished last night
to conclude or suppose from grounds or evidence insufficient to ensure reliability.
ie. while she stood by looking very contrite.
caused by or showing sincere remorse
ie. however, they expanded into copious love; The vehemence of my agitation brought on a copious bleeding at the nose
large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful:
ie. as I toiled to them, expanding her hands in corroboration of the statement.
the act of confirming
the quality of being believable or worthy of trust:
ie. If the lad swore, he wouldn't correct him: nor however culpably he behaved.
adv. deserving blame or censure; blameworthy.
ie. nor was he daunted by the saucy style in which she jerked the page from his finger:
to overcome with fear; intimidate; to dishearten
ie. Each had enough decorum to suspend further hostilities
dignified propriety of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
deprecation, use with of or to
an expression of earnest disapproval of something
ie. and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair to divide the desolation between us
an act or instance of desolating or devastating, abandoning, or depopulating
ie. but with much sorrowful despondency; relieved his despondency after a while
depression of spirits from loss of courage or hope; dejection.
ie. bleak winds and bitter northern skies, and impassable roads, and dilatory country surgeons
tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy.
ie. I thought there was something wrong as he set down the light; and seizing the children each by an arm, whispered them to 'frame up- stairs, and make little din
a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
ie. I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window.
to perceive by the sight; see, recognize, or apprehend:, distinguish
'Catherine!' said Isabella, calling up her dignity, and disdaining to struggle from the tight grasp that held he
to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.
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