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51 terms

Great Expectations Vocab Parts 2-3

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detrimental
(sometimes followed by 'to') causing harm or injury
liberal
open to new things
melancholy
a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
disgorge
to cause , cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
contemplate
to ponder
magnanimous
generous
degrade
to lower the grade of something
encroach
to advance beyond the usual limit
adept
skillful
dissipate
to disperse
derive
to obtain
niggardly
stingy
chasm
abyss
deter
to discourage from doing
reticent
quiet
inexplicable
unexplainable
incongruous
lacking in harmony
exacting
precise
remiss
negligent
retort
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
penitential
relating to sorrow expressed for sins or offenses
elocution
an expert manner of speaking
encompass
to surround
pervade
to spread throughout
adjunct
a supplementary thing added on
lavish
extravagant
servile
overly submissive
auspicious
attended by favorable circumstances
jorum
a large drinking bowl
staid
characterized by dignity and propriety
abhorrence
hatred
expatriate
one who lives outside their native country
interpose
to insert between two things
discomfiture
frustration; confusion
countenance
facial expression
incredulous
(of one's manner) unable to believe something
tenement
rundown apartment
depose
to remove from office suddenly and forcefully
boatswain
a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
lacerate
cut or tear irregularly
tremulous
trembling
forbearance
tolerance, restraint
brazen
bold and without shame
irresolute
uncertain
reconnoiter
to scout
disengage
to detach, loosen, free
devolve
to pass something on to
placid
calm
legacy
something handed down by a predecessor
clemency
mercy
avarice
extreme greed