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Miss Johnson Great Expectations Vocab Unit 2

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Capricious
(adj) given to changes of interest or attitude according to whims or passing fancies: not guided by steady judgement, intent, or purpose.
Lethargic
(adj) affected with inertness or inactivity;dull, sleepy, sluggish, apathetic
Feign
(verb) give a false impression;to pretend
Avarice
(noun) excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain
Relinquish
(verb) to give up, abandon,withdraw from, desist from (an idea, action, practice, etc).
Sundry
(adj) having an existence, position, or status apart;separate, distinct
Temperate
(adj) moderate and self-controlled as regards the indulgence of appetites or desires; marked by moderation: keeping or existing in the middle ground between extremes
Chronic
(adj) marked by long duration, by frequent recurrence over a long time, and often by slowly progressing seriousness
Subside
(verb) to fall into a state of quiet:cease to rage:settle down:become tranquil
Tumultuous
(adj) full of commotion and uproar; marked by violent or overwhelming turbulence or upheaval
Extricate
(verb) to distinguish (one thing) from a related thing by recognition of common and variant elements; to draw out from or forth from and set free of a tangled, jumbled, confused, or otherwise involved heap, mass, or situation: separate and set aside
Enlightenment
(noun) a state of having useful or spiritual information
Oracle
(noun) a person of great authority or wisdom whose opinions or judgments are regarded with great respect: one who is considered or professes to be infallible guide
Abhor
(verb) to regard with repugnance: detest extremely
Latent
(adj) existing in hidden, dormant, or repressed form but usually capable of being evoked, expressed, or brought to light
Condescend
(verb) to stoop or bend to action or speech less formal or dignified than is customary in one's social rank or importance: come down to the level of one socially inferior;to assume an air of superiority ( as to one inferior or less fortunate) : act patronizingly
Vicariously
(adverb) as, by, or through a substitute
Vivacity
(noun) the state of being lively in temper or conduct
Dubious
(adj) being in doubt: unsettled in opinion;objectively doubtful, fraught with doubt or uncertainty; uncertain