Great Expectations Vocab

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serenly free of interruption or disturbance (adj.)
ant: agitated syn: collected, composed, cool
der: placidity


[pen-i-tuh nt]
feeling or expressing humble or regretful pain or sorrow for sins and offenses (adj.)
ant: unrepentant syn: apologetic, compunctious, contrite
der: penitence


relationship by marriage (noun)
ant: syn: affection, inclination, aptitude
der: affinitive


free from bias prejudice or malice (adj.)
ant:unforthcoming syn:frank, direct, freehearted
der: candice


to delay an activity with idle stops and pauses (verb)
ant: dash syn:crawl, creep, dolly
der: loiterer


a period of five years (noun)
ant: n/a syn: n/a
der: lust


the act of despising; the state of mind of one who despises
ant: admiration syn: despite, disdain, misprision
der: contmptuous


a feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy (noun)
ant: admiration syn:contempt, despisement, scorn
der: disdainfully


morally crude, undeveloped
ant: aristocrat syn: common, humble, inferior
der: vulg


to reject with disdain; scorn
ant: accept syn: refuse, reject, scorn
der: spurner


boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent
ant: modest syn: arrogant, impudent, pompously
der: insole


continuing or enduring forever; everlasting
ant: temporary syn: enduring, permanent, eternal
der: perpetuable


to move climb or go upward
ant: descend syn: soar, climb, rise


deserving to be despised
ant: admirable syn: vile, mean, detestible
der: despicability


marked by or ignominy
ant: noble, respectful syn: degrading, disgraceful, dishonorable
der: ignoble


the quality or state of being obstinate, stubborness
ant: irresolution syn: tenacity, reluctance, determination
der: obstinate


utterly unyeilding or firm in attitude or opinion
ant: feeble syn: uncompromising, unbreakable, unrelenting
der: adamant


[reht-uh-suh nt]
disposed to be silent, or not to speak freely; reserved
ant: talkative syn: taciturn, quiet, uncommunicative


having or showing a disposition to obtrude, as by imposing
ant:modest syn: impertenant, noticeable, intrusive
der: obstrusion

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