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Jane Eyre Vocab List 1

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lamentable
giving cause for sorrow; to be regretted or pitied; deplorable; pitiable
forlorn
wretched and miserable in feeling or looks; unhappy
vignette
a literary sketch; short verbal description
cavil
the raising of trivial objections or petty criticism; caviling; carping the face
visage
the face
impudence
lack of shame or modesty; rude boldness; insolence; presumption
rummage
to search thoroughly by moving things about
pungent
sharply affecting the organs of taste and smell; piquant; spicy
ascertain
to find out for certain by trial and research; make sure of; determine
incredulous
not ready to believe; not credulous; doubting; skeptical
influx
the act or fact of flowing in; steady flow; inflow
mahogany
the hard-grained, reddish-brown wood of a tree growing in tropical America and in Africa; often used in furniture
damask
a firm, siny reversible linen, silk, or cotton fabric with woven designs
festoon
a string or chain of flowers, leaves, ribbons, or the like, hanging in a curve between two points
tabernacle
a place of worship for a large congregation
counterpane
an outer covering for a bed; bedspread; quilt; coverlet
moor
an expanse of open, rolling, infertile land
indemnity
payment for damage, loss, or hardship
partiality
a favoring of one more than another; favorable prejudice; being partial
opprobrium
the disgrace or reproach caused by shameful conduct; infamy; scorn; abuse
precocious
developed earlier than usual in knowledge, skill, or the like
transitory
passing soon or quickly; lasting only a short time; momentary; brief; fleeting
expedient
giving or seeking ersonal advantage; based on self interest without regard to what is just or right
consternation
amazement or dismay that hinders or throws into confusion
insurrection
a rising against established authority; revolt; rebellion