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Wide Sargasso Sea vocabulary 3

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calabash
A tropical American tree (Crescentia cujete) bearing hard-shelled, gourdlike fruits on the trunk and main branches
lamentations
Wails or cries expressing grief for or about, or mourning
incarnate
Invested with bodily nature and form
decanter
A vessel used for pouring liquids, especially wine, without disturbing the sediment
insolent
Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant
apprehensive
Anxious or fearful about the future; uneasy
protuberant
Swelling outward; bulging
rigmarole
Confused, rambling, or incoherent discourse; nonsense
commodious
Spacious; roomy
discretion
The quality of keeping things to oneself; circumspection
abject
Being of the most miserable kind; wretched
paltry
Lacking in importance or worth
contempt
The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn
flamboyant
Richly colored; resplendent