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Wuthering Heights Chapter 1 Vocabulary in Context
This is a set of flashcards that helps you to learn new vocabulary in context from Chapter One of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
Terms in this set (19)
A perfect __ Heaven; and Mr. Heathcliff and I are such a suitable pair to divide the desolation between us (3).
His fingers sheltered themselves, with a little jealous resolution, still further in my _____(3).
"Go to the _____"; even the gate over which he leant manifested no sympathizing movement to the words; and I think that circumstance determined me to accept the invitation; I felt interested in a man who seemed more exaggeratedly reserved than myself (3).
"Here we have the whole establishment of _____, I suppose... No wonder the grass grows up between the flags..." (4).
Joseph was an elderly, nay an old man; very old, perhaps, though hale and ____ (4).
"Lord help us!" he soliloquized in an undertone of ______displeasure, while relieving me of my horse; looking meantime in my face so sourly that I charitably conjectured he must have need of divine aid to digest his dinner (4).
"Wuthering" being a significant _________ adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather (4).
Pure ____ gaunt ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed; one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving of the sun (4).
I paused to admire a quantity of grotesque carving of _______ lavished over the front, and especially about the principal door; above, which, among a wilderness of crumbling and shameless little boys, I detected the date '1500' and the name 'Hareton Earnshaw' (4).
I had not desire to aggravate his impatience previous to inspecting the __________ (5).
In an arch under the dresser ______ a huge liver-coloured bitch pointer, surrounded by a swarm of squealing puppies; and other dogs haunted other recesses (5).
Possibly some people might suspect him of a degree of underbred pride; I have a sympathetic chord within that tells me it is nothing of the sort; I know, by instinct his reserve springs from a(n) ____________ to showy displays of feeling and to manifestations of kindliness (6).
Mr. Heathcliff may have entirely dissimilar reasons for keeping his hand out of the way when he meets a would-be acquaintance, to those which ________ me (6).
I unfortunately indulged in winking and making faces at the trio, and some turn of my ________ so irritated madam, that she suddenly broke into a fury (7).
Mr. Heathcliff and his man climbed the cellar steps with vexatious _________; I don't think they moved one second faster than usual (7).
Happily, an inhabitant of the kitchen made more dispatch: a(n) ________dame, with tucked-up gown, bare arms and fire-flushed cheeks (7).
"If I had been, I would have set my ________ on the bitter;" Mr. Heathcliff's countenance relaxed into a grin (8).
I boasted and returned the pledge, beginning to perceive that it would be foolish to sit sulking for the misbehavior of a pack of ________(8).
He, probably swayed by prudential considerations of the folly of offending a good tenant, relaxed a little in the______ style of chipping off his pronouns and auxiliary verbs, and introduced what he supposed would be a subject of interest to me: a discourse on the advantages and disadvantages of my present place of retirement (8).
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