Great Expectations Vocab

abhorrance (n)
a feeling of utter loathing. (SYN) execration
allude (v)
to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion. (SYN) suggest
to give notice to. (SYN) inform
auspicious (adj)
promising success. (SYN) opportune
brazen (adj)
shameless. (SYN) impudent
capricious (adj)
subject to, led by, or indicative of whim. (SYM) impudent
condescend (v)
to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior rank. (SYN) stoop
contemptuous (adj)
deserving of or held in contempt. (SYN) despicable
contingent (adj)
(SYN) accidental
countenance (n)
the look of the face. (SYN) expression
decanter (n)
a vessel, usually an ornamental glass bottle for holding and serving wine, etc. (SYN) carafe
declamation (n)
the act or art of speaking aloud in an orratorical manner. (SYN) oration
cogent (adj)
convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation. (SYN) logical
conciliatory (adj)
tending to overcome the distrust or hostility. (SYN) appeasing
devolve (v)
to transfer or delegate to or upon another; pass on. (SYN) hand down
discomfiture (n)
disconcertion; confusion; embarrassment. (SYN) shame
disparity (n)
lack of similarity or equality. (SYN) difference
edify (v)
to instruct or benefit, especially morally or spiritually. (SYN) uplift
endow (v)
to provide with a permanent source of income. (SYN) invest
execrate (v)
detest utterly. (ANT) love
pious (adj)
firmin one's allegiance to someone or something. (SYN) faithful
profess (v)
to declare or admit openly or freely. (SYN) affirm
repugnance (n)
a dislike so strong as to cause stomach upset or queasiness. (SYN) disgust
rimy (adj)
covered with frost. (SYN) frosty
sagacious (adj)
having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge. (SYN) wise
singularity (n)
an odd or peculiar habit. (SYN) idiosyncrasy
spectral (adj)
of, or relating to, or suggesting a visible disembodied spirit. (SYN) ghostly
supercilious (adj)
cooly and patronizingly haughty. (SYN) proud
turnkey (n)
a guard or keeper of a prison. (SYN) warden
uncouth (adj)
clumsy, uncultivated. (SYN) awkward