Jane Eyre Vocabulary Words

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vapid

(adj.) lifeless, unspirited, dull or tedious

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quiescence

(n.) quietness or stillness; inactivity or dormancy

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genial

(adj.) friendly, hearty, agreeable, pleasant

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palliate

(adj.) mitigate, alleviate

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limpid

(adj.)

  1. clear, transparent (water, crystal, or air)

  2. not obscure; lucid, clear

  3. completely calm, free of worry or distress

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salubrious

(adj.) healthy; beneficial

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neophyte

(n.)

  1. a beginner or novice

  2. a newly joined member of the roman catholic church

  3. a newly converted person

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arrogate

(v.)

  1. ascribe, attribute or assign to another

  2. to claim unwarrantly or presumptuously; assume/ appropriate without right

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lurid

(adj.)

  1. gruesome, horrible, revolting

  2. glowing with a fiery glow: a lurid sunset

  3. glaringly vivid or sensational; shocking: lurid crimes

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assuage

(v.) make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense

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fulminate

(v.) criticize harshly; reprimand, admonish, castigate, censure, berate

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enjoin

(v.)

  1. order, prescribe, command, require

  2. forbid, proscribe, prohibit, banish

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ineffable

too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.

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portentous

(adj.)

  1. indicating momentous portent, danger

  2. threatening, disquieting

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insipid

(adj.)

  1. vapid, uninteresting, dull

  2. tasteless, bland

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supercilious

(adj.)

haughty, disdainful, contemptuous to describe a person or a facial expression

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lassitude

(adj.)

  1. lethargy, exhaustion, fatigue, listlessness

  2. apathy, lazy indifference, idleness

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chagrin

(adj.) embarrassed; humiliated

(v.) vex by disappointment or humiliation

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alacrity

(adj.) eagerness, cheerful readiness

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evince

(v.) manifest, display, attest, declare, show clearly

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entreat

(v.) ask, beg, beseech, plead with

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bequeath

(v.) pass on; bestow

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impetuous

(adj.)

  1. impulsive

  2. violent

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expiate

(v.)

  1. develop, elaborate, enlarge, as in a description or discussion

  2. move or wander about intellectually, imaginatively, without restraint

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fractious

(adj.)

  1. stubborn, difficult

  2. petulant, irritable, peevish

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colloquy

(n.) conversation, dialogue

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stipulate

(v.)

  1. designate, guarantee, impose

  2. define, state, specify stipulate for / stipulate the…

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aver

(v.) maintain, affirm, assert, claim

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rescind

(v.) abolish, cancel, revoke, overturn

e.g. rescind a law

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resolute

(adj.) admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

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ardent

(adj.) enthusiastic or passionate.

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ascribe

(v.) refer to, assign, attribute

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profligate

(adj.)

  1. immoral, corrupt

  2. Wasteful, extravagant, spendthrift (n.) person who is immoral

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scruple

(n.) anxiety, misgiving (a feeling of doubt, mistrust or apprehension), doubt

(v.) balk, have misgivings

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paroxysm

(n.) seizure, spasm, convulsion, any sudden or uncontrollable outburst

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candor

(adj.) the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

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eschew

(v.) abstain, avoid, circumvent, boycott, forgo

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remonstrance

(v.) argue, object

used with or without an object

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indigence

(n.) poverty

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repudiate

(v.)

  1. disavow, disclaim

  2. renounce, disown

  3. condemn, disapprove

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refulgent

(adj.) radiant, gleaming, shining brightly

refulgent setting of a ball

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oblivion

(n.) forgetting

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sully

(v.)

  1. taint, blemish, contaminate

  2. dirty, disgrace, dishonor

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inexorable

(adj.)

  1. inflexible, stubborn (as inexorable lawyer)

  2. unyielding, unalterable (as in inexorable truth, inexorable justice)

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asunder

(adj.) disconnected, disjoined, apart

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petulance

(n.) peevishness (annoyance), irritability, bitterness, cynicism

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ponderous

(adj.)

  1. slow and clumsy due to great weight, cumbersome, awkward, bulky, burdensome

  2. dreary, tedious, labored, monotonous

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superfluity

(n.)

  1. extravagance, overabundance

  2. surplus

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beneficent

(adj.) beneficial, altruistic, benevolent, charitable

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avowal

(v.) acknowledgement, admission, affirmation

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repose

(n.) peace, tranquility, calm

(v.)

  1. to lie dead

  2. to be peaceful and calm

  3. to lie or be at rest (from work, and activity)

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