Vocabulary: The Great Gatsby 31-60

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rakish
showy or jaunty in appearance
proprietary
exclusively owned; private
innuendo
insinuation; an indirect or subtle and usually derogatory expression
prodigality
extravagant wastefulness; extreme abundance; lavishness
homogeneity
state or quality of being the same or similar
staid
reserved; sober; colorless in style
impetuously
impulsively; with sudden action or emotion
bona fide
done in good faith; authentic; genuine
vacuous
empty, inane; devoid of substance, as in intelligence
florid
heavily decorated or embellished; ornate
convivial
sociable; fond of feasting, drinking, and good company
jauntiness
crispness in appearance; self-confidence in air
ineptly
without skillfulness; awkwardly
deplorably
grievously; lamentably; wretchedly
sheepishly
meekly; with embarrasment, as at a fault
discordant
conflicting; disagreeable in sound; dissonant
din
loud, confused, prolonged noise
apparition
ghost; sudden, unusual sight
caterwauling
crying; screeching; arguing shrilly
racy
risque; ribald
sporadic
occuring at irregular intervals
punctilious
precise; scrupulous; attentive to fine etiquette
valor
courage
luxuriate
to take luxurious pleasure; indulge oneself
succulent
juicy; absorbing; interesting; not dull or dry
disheveled
sloppy; untidy
nebulous
cloudy; vague; lacking definite form
laudable
praiseworthy
insidious
teacherous; harmful
meretricious
resembling a prostitute; attracting attention in a vulgar way