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pride and prejudice vocab

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caprice
impulsive mind changing
circumspection
prudence
ascertaining
discovering
fastidious
meticulous; difficult to please
pliancy
flexibility
supercilious
haughty' disdainful
vogue
fashion; popularity
affinity
a natural attraction to
efficacy
effectiveness
alacrity
cheerful willingness
implacable
impossible to appease or please
propitious
favorable
destitute
lacking; poor
affability
quality of being pleasant and easy to speak to
entreaties
pleas
imprudence
characteristic of making unwise decisions
insolent
insulting; disrespectful; rude
veracity
thruthfulness
taciturn
silent; not talkative
incumbent
imposed as a duty or obligation
tithes
money given to support the clergy
effusion
unrestrained outpouring of speech
conjecture
guess
rectitude
moral uprightness
impute
credit
repine
to be discontented or in low spirits
mercenary
motivated by money or material gain
ostentatious
pretentious; pompous
pursued
advanced; chased after
engrossed
totally occupied
impertinent
improperly bold or forward
tractable
manageable; easily handled
derision
ridicule
scruple
hesitate as a result of conscience
pecuniary
relating to money
penitent
showing regret of remorse
obseisance
a gesture of deference or homage
diminution
reduction
ecstasy
intense joy
volubility
fluency of speech
injunctions
commands;orders
conjugal
relating to marriage
querulous
grumbling; complaining
approbation
approval
trifling
a little signifigance
brevity
quality of being short in duration; shortness
profligate
wasteful; extravagant
sanguine
cheerfully confident; optimistic
invectives
abusive language
dilatory
tending to delay
augmented
added
defer
postpone
copse
thicket of small trees
requited
repaid
valid
legal and binding
envy
have a feeling of discontent aroused by a desire for the possessions or qualities of others
cognent
convincing
vague
unclear; not well defined
perpetually
continually; constantly
oblige
do a favor or service for
panegyric
praise; compliment
aspire
desire; to have as an ambition or goal
tacit
implied by actions/ understand
sagacity
wisdom;judgement
void
empty
omen
a prophetic sign