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Pygmalion vocab

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Portico
(9 an over hang
Gumption
(9) courage
Shoddy
(11) fabric often of inferior quality manufactured wholly or partly from reclaimed wool
Sixpence
(11) former British monetary unit equal to six pennies
Proximity
(12) the quality or state of being
Sovereign
(12) any of various gold coins of the United Kingdom
Hubbub
(13) noise, uproar
Copper's
nark (13) someone who would inform cops about ill doing
Subsiding
(15) to let oneself settle down
Brooding
(15) to dwell gloomily on a subject
Melancholy
(15) depression of spirits
Plainclothes
copper (16) an undercover cop
Crooning
(18) to sing or speak in a gentle murmuring manner
Bilious
(18) sickeningly unpleasant
Kerbstone
(18) rough
Incarnate
(18) invested with bodily and especially human nature and form
Mendacity
(19) the condition of being a beggar
Pharisaic
(19) marked by hypocritical censorious self-righteousness
Florins
(19) British silver coin worth two shillings
Chronically
(21) marked by long duration or frequent recurrence
Prodigal
(21) characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure
Miscellaneous
(21) consisting of diverse things or members
Remonstrating
(42) to present and urge reasons in opposition
Unabashed
(45) unapologetic
Deferentially
(48) showing respect and esteem due a superior or an elder
Blandly
(48) smooth, but without emotion
Incensed
(49) to perfume with incense
Evasively
(49) avoiding a something
Fortissimo
(52) very loud —used especially as a direction in music
Chintz
(54) a printed calico from India
15. Estheticism
(54) (also aestheticism) devotion to or emphasis on beauty or the cultivation of the arts
16. Cynical
(58) contemptuously distrustful of human nature and motives
17. Pedantic
(59) narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned
18. Infatuated
(59) to inspire with a foolish or extravagant love or admiration
19. Divan
(59) large couch without arms
20. Extricating
(59) to draw forth (as by research)
21. Imprecations
(59) cursing
22. Diphtheria
(60) an acute febrile CONTAGIOUS disease typically marked by the formation of a false membrane especially in the throat and caused by a gram-positive bacterium (Corynebacterium diphtheriae) that produces a toxin causing INFLAMMATION of the heart and nervous system
23. Compulsory
(63) enforced, compelling
24. Aggrieved
(64) troubled or distressed in spirit
25. Genially
(68) of or relating to marriage or generation
26. Voluble
(68) characterized by ready or rapid speech
27. Somnambulist
(71) sleepwalking
28. Incorrigible
(72) incapable of being corrected or amended
1. Pallor
(73) deficiency of color especially of the face
2. Brooding
(73) to think anxiously or gloomily about
3. Circulars
(74) a paper (as a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
4. Gorging
(75) to eat greedily or to repletion; also : to partake of something in large amounts
5. Wrath
(76) strong vengeful anger or indignation
6. Presumptuous
(76) overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy) :taking liberties
7. Submission
(77) a legal agreement to submit to the decision of arbitrators
8. Recollecting
(77) to collect again/ remember
9. Writhes
(77) to twist so as to distort
10. Decisively
(78) having the power or quality of deciding
11. Dudgeon
(80) a fit or state of indignation —often used in the phrase in high dudgeon
12. Infamous
(80) having a reputation of the worst kind
13. Sumptuous
(81) extremely costly, rich, luxurious , or magnificent
Resplendently
(87) shining brilliantly: characterized by a glowing splendor
Accosts
(87) to approach and speak to often in a challenging or aggressive way
Vehement
(87) passion, emotion
Repudiate
(89) to refuse to have anything to do with: disown
Rogue
(90) a mischievous person: a dishonest or worthless person
Placidly
(94) serenely free of interruption or disturbance
Magnanimous
(98) showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit
Sneer
(100) to speak or write in a scornfully jeering manner
Impudent
(104) marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others
1. Phonograph
(23)an instrument for reproducing sounds by means of the vibration of a stylus or needle following a spiral groove on a revolving disc or cylinder
2. Laryngoscope
(23)an endoscope for examining the interior of the larynx
3. Hearth
(23)a brick, stone, or concrete area in front of a fireplace
4. Robust
(24)having or exhibiting strength or vigorous health
5. Impetuous
(24)marked by impulsive vehemence or passion
6. Petulance
(24)Being insolent or rude in speech or behavior
7. Void
(24)being without something specified
8. Malice
(24)desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another
9. Pathos
(25)an emotion of sympathetic pity
10. Brusquely
(25)blunt in manner or speech often to the point of ungracious harshness
11. Peremptorily
(27)putting an end to or precluding a right of action, debate, or delay; specifically : not providing an opportunity to show cause why one should not comply
12. Deprecating
(29)to lower in estimation or esteem
13. Zephyr
(30)a gentle breeze
14. Amiable
(30)being friendly, sociable, and congenial
15. Marquis
(33)Donald Robert Perry 1878-1937 American humorist