2.spread or diffuse through
4. " The bar is in full swing and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside until the air is alive with chatter and laughter and causal innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other's names."
5. Water can easily permeate through sand.
7. Ant- Impermeable
2.extravagant wastefulness; profuse generosity; extreme abundance; lavishness
4. " Laughter is easier, minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word."
5. Her outfit simply screamed with prodigality.
2.containing or characterized by error
4. " A momentary hush; the orchestra leader varies his rhythm obligingly for her and there is a burst of chatter as the erroneous news goes around that she is Gilda Gray's understudy from the "Follies".
5. The conclusion she came up with was erroneous.
2.belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naive
4." As our credulity switched back to her she leaned forward with enthusiasm."
5. Laura held the ultimate credulity in everything her boyfriend said
2.a small view point, not the entire spectrum
4. "East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety."
5. He will never win the debate because he has such a spectroscopic mind.
2.discovering, making certain and exact
4."About that. As a matter of fact you needn't bother to ascertain. I ascertained. They're real."
5. How can I trust you? I must ascertain on my own.
2.complacently or inanely foolish
4.". . . All over the garden while happy vacuous bursts of laughter rose toward the summer sky."
5. He continued to make vacuous promises that meant nothing.
2.something that incites or provokes
4. " We were sitting at a table with a man of about my age and a rowdy little girl who gave way upon the slightest provocation to uncontrollable laughter."
5.The result was a provocation of vigorous investigation.
2.automatic and immediate repetition of what others say
4." There was the boon of a bass drum, and the voice of the orchestra leader rang out suddenly above the echolalia of the garden."
5. From beyond you could sort of hear a mocking echolalia of what we were saying.