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Glossary of English HoD Vocab

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luminous
radient
diaphanous
vague
lugubrious
mournful
declivity
downward slope (white men, forcing Africans downward)
recrudescence
awakening
rapacious
greedy (Kurtz and White men)
wanton
uncalled for; lack of moral (the white men)
alacrity
liveliness (whitemen and violence)
prudence
carefull
moribund
near death (Kurtz, Marlow)
superciliousness
haughty (white men in Europe)
sepulcher
tomb (Europe)
beguiled
cheat (the other men)
prevaricator
omitting important detail, deceit (Marlow and the brick maker)
sententiously
concise; expressing much in a few words (Kurtz doesn't say much in some places)
immutability
never changing (white men in Africa)
indefatigable
unable to be tired or weary
primeval
earliest of times
altruistic
unselfish, ethical
evenescent
vanishing (arrows in foggy attacks)

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