52 terms

Great Gatsby Vocab

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credulous
inclined to believe: gullible
provincial
limited in perspective: not fashionable.
dilatory
delaying:procrastinating
skeptical
doubting; disbelieving
sophisticated
worldly-wise;chic or fashionable.
complacent
overly content self-satisfied
cynical
distrustful; scornful of motives of others
conscientious
careful; scrupulous; meticulous
supercilious
disdainful; haughty and patronizing
punctilious
attentive to finer points of etiquette
peremptory
commanding; imperious
truculent
brutally harsh; mean violent
meretricious
insincere; attracting attention in a vulgar false way
languid
listless; laking vitality
melancholy
sad; depressed gloomy
convivial
sociable; festive; jovial.
ecstatic
blissful; enraptured.
morbid
preoccupied with gruesome or unwholesome matters
oblivion
forgetfulness; insensibility.
dejection
depression; a melancholy state
abstraction
preoccupation; thoughtfulness
reverie
trance like or dreamlike state
leverage
influence; positional advantage
consequence
social importance; distinction
notoriety
generally known, especially unfavorably
antecedents
ancestry; origins
stratum
social class, rank or status
profound
intellectually deep; difficult to understand
pungent
strong-smelling intense
tangible
real; capable of being touched
irrelevant
unimportant;impertinent
infinitesimal
imperceptible; immeasurably small
dissension
disagreement
subterfuges
deceptions; stratagems
affectations
displays of attitude or conduct that are not genuine
hauteur
arrogance haughtiness
innuendo
an indirect remark that implies something negative
confounding
perplexing
illusion
misleading image; self-deception
counterfeit
artificial pose;imitation
disembodied
without a body; unreal
irregularity
improper behavior
inviolate
not violated;in tact
ingratiate
tobring (oneself) into favor
ineffable
indescribable;unspeakable
initiative
drive
insidious
treacherous;deceptive
commensurate
equal in measure;comparable
aesthetic
relating to beauty; artistic
transitory
fleeting temporary
incoherent
confused;illogical
redolent
suggestive; evocative