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25 terms

The Great Gatsby 2 (Juergens)

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antecedent
preceding; prior
debauch
to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce, sully, pervert
denizen
an inhabitant; resident
dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy
elicit
to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
fluctuate
to change continually; shift back and forth; vary irregularly
gaudy
brilliantly or excessively showy; flashy; garish
ineffable
incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible
ingratiating
charming; agreeable; pleasing; deliberately meant to gain favor
insidious
intended to entrap or beguile
laudable
deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable
meretricious
alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry
modish
in the current fashion; stylish
nebulous
hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused
oblivious
unmindful; unconscious; unaware
obstinate
firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty
perturb
to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate
platonic
purely spiritual; free from sensual desire, especially in a relationship between two persons of the opposite sex
prodigious
extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree, force, etc
recurrent
occurring or appearing again, especially repeatedly or periodically
rout
a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder
somnambulatory
to walk during sleep; sleepwalk
spectroscopic
an optical device for producing and observing a spectrum of light or radiation from any source, consisting essentially of a slit through which the radiation passes, a collimating lens, and an Amici prism
turgid
swollen; distended; tumid; pompous, bombastic
vulgar
characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste; indecent; obscene; lewd