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The Great Gatsby Vocabulary (Chapters 1-3)

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Feign
to imagine; to invent;to counterfeit;to conceal
Supercilious
dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant
Conscientious
governed by a strict regard to the dictates of conscience, or by the known or supposed rules of right and wrong
Contiguous
touching;adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining
Interpose
To place between;to intrude;to mediate;introduce;
Languid
weak; weary; heavy; dull;Slow in progress; tardy;indicating weakness or heaviness
Strident
Characterized by harshness; grating; shrill
Deft
mild, gentle, fitting, seasonable;becoming, fit, clever, handy, neat
Permeate
to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand; To enter and spread through
Erroneous
not true, correct, or right; containing an error or errors; characterized by error; faulty; wandering aimlessly; straying from a wise or right path
Vehement
Acting with great force; furious; violent; passionate
Impetuous
Rushing with force and violence; furious; violent; hasty; impulsive
Corpulent
Very fat; obese; Solid; gross
Provincial
Of or pertaining to province; constituting a province; as, a provincial government; a provincial dialect; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; not polished; rude
Din
Loud, confused, harsh noise; a loud, continuous, rattling or clanging sound; clamor; roar; To strike with confused or clanging sound; to stun with loud and continued noise; to harass with clamor; to repeat noisily; to ding
Complacent
Self-satisfied; contented; kindly