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19 terms

Victorian england vocab

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homely
(adj) not elaborate or complex
herald
(v) to give notice of
quarrel
(n) a ground of dispute or complaint
aristocratic
(adj) belonging to, having the same qualities
manifold
(adj) marked by diversity or variety
fancies
(v) to have a fancy for
metropolis
(n) a large, important city
retort
(n) a quick, witty, or cutting reply
bachelor
(adj) unmarried man
hereditary
(adj) passed down through family
engaged
(adj) busy or occupied
devoid
(v) strip of some quality
unimpeachable
(adj) questionable as to honesty
scintillating
(adj) animated, vivacious
endevour
(v) make an effort
chagrin
(n) a feeling of vexation marked by disappointment or humiliation
retrogression
(n) movement backward
assailants
(n) a person who attacks
jollification
(n) merrymaking, jolly