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The Great Gatsby - Vocab Word Review

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Amorphous
Lacking a clear structure or focus.
Combustion
Act or process by burning.
Complacent
Having self satisfaction, often w/o concern.
-->Being lazy b/c you think you're already good enough.
Corpulent
Large and Bulky. Like in Body Type.
Deft
Nimble, skillful, or clever.
Defunct
No longer existing or functioning
Disconcerting
Disturbing to ones composure or setting.
Euphemism
A nice way of saying something that's not so nice.
Exalted
Raised in rank honor, strength, etc.
Garrulous
Talkative; talking a lot; about weird and unimportant subjects.
Incessant
Continuing w/o interruption.
Ineffable
Incapable of being described in words.
Lethargic
Drowsy or sluggish, un-energetic.
Nebulous
Hazy, vague, confusing.
Obstinate
Stubborn, or difficult to manage.
Prodigal
Reckless wastefull, extravagent.
Giving freely and Much.
Punctilious
Showing great attention to detail or correct behavior.
Rancor
Bitter, long tasting resentment.
ill will.
Somnambulist
Sleepwalker.
Strident
Making or having a harsh/discordant sound, granting, creaking.
Having a shrill, irritating quality or character.
Supercilious
Patronizingly haughty. (Worse than haughty)
Turbulent
Being in a state of agitation, tumbled.
Unobtrusive
Unnoticed
Vacuous
Empty; Empty Headed.
Vicarious
suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another