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49 terms

Great Gatsby Vocab 6-9

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Shiftless
not resourceful, lazy; unambitious
Persistent
persisting in spite of obstacles; lasting
Insidious
stealthily treacherous, deceitful
Perturbed
disturbed or disgruntled greatly; agitated; deranged
Meretricious
flashy, vulgar; based on deception and insincerity
Ineffable
inexpressible by words; sacred
Gaudy
excessively showy; garish
Ramifications
related subject or problem; consequence
Antecedent
preceding, prior
Saunter
to walk with a leisurely gate (like an obnoxious asshole)
Lethargic
drowsy, sluggish; aka how i feel every day of junior year
Dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate; slow, tardy. COTS
Incarnation
a living being embodying a deity or spirit
Caravansary
a large inn or hotel
Harrowing
extremely disturbing or distressing. EXAMS COLLEGE LIFE...
Indiscreet
lacking good judgement; not discreet
Contingency
dependent on chance; a chance conditional on something uncertain.
Flurry
light shower of snow; sudden commotion or excitement
Precipitate
to bring about prematurely; to fling down, plunge
Sensuous
perceived by or affecting the senses
Portentous
momentous; significant; amazing
Gibberish
unintelligible talk or writing; alkjdhflkjhlakjdhlfkjhakjhayy
Libertine
freethinker in religious matter; someone who is morally or sexually unrestrained; ho ho ho
Prig
someone who is pointlessly precise about rules and exaggerates manners; uhh almost every teacher at shipley..
Slander
malicious, false and defamatory statement; she said whattt!?!
Clamorous
vigorous in demand or complaints
Vicarious
performed, exercised, received or suffered in place of something else; substituting
Combustion
the act or process of burning; violent excitement; BOOM
Stagnant
not flowing or running; stale from standing; no progressive movement
Engrossed
completely occupied; absorbed; monopolized
Intermittent
stopping and starting
Ravenous
extremely hungry, famished; intensely eager for satisfaction
Unscrupulous
conscienceless; unprincipled
Grail
any greatly desired or sought-after objective; ultimate reward
Redolent
fragrant; having a pleasant odor
Cahoots
partnership, league (in cahoots)
Morbid
very gloomy; affected or caused by disease
Protege
someone under the patronage, protection or care of someone else
Amorphous
lacking definite form; no particular kind or character; no structure
Holocaust
great or complete devastation or destruction
Incessant
continuing w/o interruption; unending; double english
Provincial
belonging or pertaining to a particular province
Aesthetic
pertaining to sense of beauty; having a sense of beauty; pertaining to pure emotion
Commensurate
having the same measure, extent or duration; proportionate; adequate
Orgastic
intense or unrestrained excitement; basically an orgasm
Corroborate
to make more certain; confirm
Indiscernible
cannot be seen or perceived clearly
Benediction
an utterance of good wishes; ceremony where things are set aside for sacred uses
Transitory
not lasting, enduring or permanent; brief; the opposite of double english