How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

22 terms

Pygmalion Act 1 Vocab

STUDY
PLAY
portico
overhang
gumption
courage, common sense
shoddy
cheap, beat up
sixpence
British monetary unit equal to six pennies
proximity
closeness
sovereign
an acknowledged leader
hubbub
noise
copper's nark
one who gives the police information of ill-doings
subsiding
to become quiet or less; settle down
brooding
to be in a state of depression; to dwell gloomily on a subject
melancholy
sadness
plainclothes copper
undercover policeman
crooning
speaking in a gentle manner
bilious
sickeningly unpleasant
kerbstone
a curbstone
incarnate
invested with bodily and especially human nature and form
mendacity
lie
pharisaic
of or relating to the Pharisees
florins
a British silver coin worth two shillings
chronically
marked by a long duration or frequent occurance
prodigal
characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure
miscellaneous
having various traits