21 terms

The Great Gatsby Chapter 6

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antecedents
background, past history
contingencies
provisions for future events
debauchee
a person given to excessive indulgence
dilatory
slow, dragging
euphemisms
a mild or vague term used in substitution for a harsher more direct one
incalculable
countless
incarnation
embodiment, materialization
ineffable
indescribable, overwhelming
ingratiate
curry favor by flattering someone or trying to please
laudable
praiseworthy, admirable
lethargic
sluggish, tired
menagerie
strange or diverse collection
meretricious
attractive but having no intrinsic value or worth
notoriety
reputation, infamy
oblivion
nothingness, void
oblivious
unaware, unconscious
obtrusive
blatant, garish, flashy
perishable
delicate, fresh
septic
infected
turgid
pompous, pretentious
unutterable
unspeakable, indescribable
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