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The Great Gatsby

Terms

undefined, object
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garrulous
talkative
turgid
inflated language; bombastic
commensurate
equal
complacent
self-satisfied
nebulous
vague
postern
a private gate
portentous
ominous
innuendo
a derogatory hint of insinuation
ulster
a long overcoat
pervading
spread throughout
precipitately
hastily
septic
dirty; infectious
constrained
compelled
hauteur
haughtiness; arrogance
contiguous
adjacent; next to each other
forlorn
forsaken; pitiable
disconcerting
upsetting; confusing
supercilious
haughty; contemptuous
extemporizing
speaking on the spur of the moment without preparation
duster
a long coat that protects against dust used by drivers of open cars
somnambulatory
in a sleepwalking manner
redolent
fragrant; imbued with an odor
prig
an overly proper or punctilious person
languidly
slowly and listlessly
harrowed
distressed; vexed
serfs
a slave bound to the land and owned by a lord
clog
a kind of dance
permeate
to spread through a substance
indiscernible
imperceptible
olfactory
referring to the sense of smell
Dukes of Buccleuch
Scottish nobility descended from Charles I
jauntily
gaily; stylishly
Morgan
J.P. Morgan, a wealthy American industrialist
deft
dexterous; skillful
adventitious
accidental
hulking
large and threatening
echolalia
babble; the habit of repeating what other people say
vacuous
empty
pneumatic
of, related to, or using air
peremptorily
in a harshly decisive manner, allowing no response
rotogravure
the picture section of an old newspaper
Hotel de Ville
a town house
meretricious
characteristic of a prostitute; cheap and gaudy
fractiousness
quarrelsomeness
ectoplasm
a ghostly emanation
pastoral
relating to an idealized natural setting
vestige
trace; remnant
denizen
inhabitant
deranged
driven mad
Maecenas
a wealthy Roman
pasquinade
a lampoon posted in a public place
incessant
constant
strident
harsh sounding; shrill
incredulously
with disbelief
dilatory
tardy; slowmoving
defunct
completely broken; dead
saunter
to stroll
transitory
quickly passing, momentary
sharper
a con man
banns
public announcement of intention of marry
truculent
cruel; savage; destructive
staid
very proper and conservative in behavior
Trimalchio
a vulgar party-giver from a book
crepe-de-chine
a thin silk material
cataracts
floods of water; waves
laudable
praiseworthy
caravansary
a large inn, usually in the Middle East, to accommodate caravans
ascertain
to find out
pompadour
a hair style in which the air is brushed high over the forehead
James J. Hill
a famous American railway builder
fortuitously
by chance
conceits
thoughts; conceptions
reproach
blame

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