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Flashcards in Gatsby Ch 4 + 5 Deck (20):
1

Knickerbocker

Any New Yorker

2

Fluctuate

to change continually; shift back and forth

3

Sporadic

appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional

4

Divine retribution

punishment from a higher being for bad deeds or transgressions

5

Rajah

a king or prince in India; a minor chief or dignitary

6

Elicit

to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke

7

Valor

heroic courage; bravery

8

Somnambulatory

related to sleep walking

9

Denizen

an inhabitant; a resident; one that frequents a particular place

10

Jaunty

easy and sprightly in manner or bearing

11

Rout

An overwhelming defeat

12

Suppress

to do away with; abolish; stop

13

Innumerable

very numerous; incapable of being counted; countless

14

Ecstatic

subject to or in a state of ecstasy; rapturous

15

Reproach

to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame

16

Serf

A slave

17

Obstinate

inflexible; stubborn; not yielding

18

Exult

to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice; be highly elated or jubilant

19

Hulking

heavy and clumsy; bulky

20

Nebulous

hazy, vague, indistinct, or confused