Vocab with Gatsby 1

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intimation

a hint, indirect suggestion

<p>a hint, indirect suggestion</p>
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epigram

a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation

<p>a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation</p>
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proximity

(n.) nearness, closeness

<p>(n.) nearness, closeness</p>
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supercilious

proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority

<p>proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority</p>
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effeminate

(of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly

<p>(of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly</p>
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extemporizing

speaking on the spur of the moment without preparation

<p>speaking on the spur of the moment without preparation</p>
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contributory

playing a part in bringing something about

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fractiousness

the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline

<p>the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline</p>
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peremptorily

leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal

<p>leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal</p>
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levity

lack of seriousness

<p>lack of seriousness</p>
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incredulous

unwilling or unable to believe something

<p>unwilling or unable to believe something</p>
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fervent

having or displaying a passionate intensity

<p>having or displaying a passionate intensity</p>
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infinitesimal

(adj.) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute

<p>(adj.) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute</p>
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contiguous

(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time

<p>(adj.) side by side, touching; near; adjacent in time</p>
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haughty

arrogant, condescending

<p>arrogant, condescending</p>
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transcendent

going beyond the limits of ordinary experience

<p>going beyond the limits of ordinary experience</p>
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sumptuous

splendid and expensive-looking

<p>splendid and expensive-looking</p>
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anemic

Lacking in color, spirit, or vitality

<p>Lacking in color, spirit, or vitality</p>
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muslin

lightweight cotton cloth in a plain weave

<p>lightweight cotton cloth in a plain weave</p>
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pastoral

having to do with the country

<p>having to do with the country</p>
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rakish

having or displaying a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance

<p>having or displaying a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance</p>
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languid

slow, sluggish, listless, weak

<p>slow, sluggish, listless, weak</p>
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strident

harsh sounding; grating

<p>harsh sounding; grating</p>
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grotesque

(adj.) unnatural, distorted; bizarre

<p>(adj.) unnatural, distorted; bizarre</p>
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proprietary

characteristic of an owner of property; constituting property

<p>characteristic of an owner of property; constituting property</p>
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hauteur

haughty manner or spirit; arrogance

<p>haughty manner or spirit; arrogance</p>
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shiftless

(adj.) lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient

<p>(adj.) lazy, lacking in ambition and energy; inefficient</p>
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prodigality

wasteful extravagance in spending

<p>wasteful extravagance in spending</p>
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staid

(adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct

<p>(adj.) serious and dignified; quiet or subdued in character or conduct</p>
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impetuous

acting or done quickly and without thought or care

<p>acting or done quickly and without thought or care</p>
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tortuous

(adj.) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious

<p>(adj.) winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious</p>
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vacuous

lacking ideas or intelligence

<p>lacking ideas or intelligence</p>
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florid

(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy

<p>(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy</p>
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corpulent

(adj.) fat; having a large, bulky body

<p>(adj.) fat; having a large, bulky body</p>
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provincial

limited in knowledge of the world; narrow-minded

<p>limited in knowledge of the world; narrow-minded</p>
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