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Gatsby Vocabulary One

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feigned
verb; to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of
prominent:
adj.; standing out as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable
incredulous
adj.; skeptical, showing disbelief
acute
adj; sharp or severe in effect
desolate
adj; dreary dismal, gloomy, lonely
conviction
noun; a fixed or firm belief
languid
adj. lacking in spirit, interest, or vigor; indifferent
fervent
adj.; having or showing great enthusiasm or spirit
apathetic
adj. indifference
propriety
noun; a person's manners, decorum, or politenes
incessant
ADJ. CONTINUED without interuption
disdain
verb; to look upon or to treat with contempt, to despise
ambiguous
adj. open to havingseveral possible meanings; hard to understand
marred
verb; to damage or to spoil.
wistfully
adj. characterized by longing, yearning or melancholy