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18 terms

Heart Of Darkness Vocab

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luminous
bright, shining
diaphanous
very sheer and light
lugubrious
excessively mournful
declivity
a downward slope or bend
rapacious
excessively greedy and grasping
wanton
un-called for, without regatd for what is right, luxurious
prudence
cautious with regard to practical matters
moribund
near death
superciliousness
the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
sepulcher
tomb, grave, burial place, a cavity in a mensa for conaining relics of matrys
beguiled
to charm or divert by trickery, flattery
prevaricator
liar
sententiously
given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous
immutability
unchangeable, not mutuable
indefatigable
incapable of ebing tired out, not yielding to fatigue
primeval
of or pertaining to the 1st age or ages, espiecially of the world
altrustic
unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others
evanescent
vanishing, fading away, fleeting, scarcely perceptible