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Heart Of Darkness Vocab
(esp. of fabric) light, delicate, and translucent
a state of complete emptiness or destruction
a person's face or facial expression
a short, wide strip of fabric worn by men around the neck and tucked inside an open-necked shirt; necktie
raincoat made of a smooth, durable twill-woven cloth, typically of worsted or cotton
accustom (someone) to managing without something on which they have become dependent or become excessively fond
involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt
displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed
looking or sounding sad and dismal
from side to side of; across
proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
at the point of death
aggressively greedy or grasping
charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way
(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly
pretentious and vulgar display, esp. of wealth and luxury, intended to impress or attract notice
constituting a pest or nuisance; annoying
having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd
fearlessness; adventurous; resolute courageousness
(of a subject or knowledge) little known; abstruse
be deprived of a loved one through a profound absence, esp. due to the loved one's death
the concluding part of a speech, typically intended to inspire enthusiasm in the audience.
a mute character in traditional pantomime, typically masked and dressed in a diamond-patterned costume