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16 terms

Great Gatsby Vocab 1

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labyrinth
n. an intricate structure of interconnecting passages
pneumatic
adj. relating to air or other gases
convivial
adj. merry or festive
preemptory
adj. to take the place of
meretricious
adj. attracting attention in a vulgar manner
addenda
n. something added; especially a supplement to a book
inexplicable
adj. difficult to explain
expostulation
n. the act of dissuading or correcting
rajah
n. a prince or chief
traverse
v. to travel or pass across
affectations
n. a show, pretense, or display
subterfuge
n. deceptive stratagems or devices
hauteur
n. haughtiness in bearing and attitude
denizen
n. an inhabitant
libertine
n. one who acts without moral restraint
epigram
n. short, witty poem