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Flashcards in Great Gatsby Vocab Deck (15):
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Fractious

Inclined to make trouble

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Supercilious

Characterized by haughty scorn

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Oculist

A physician who treats diseases of the eyes

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Hauteur

Arrogance; haughtiness in bearing or attitude

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Caterwaul

To cry or screech like a cat in heat

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Juxtapose

To situate side by side

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Succulent

Full of juice or sap

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Beaux

The sweetheart of a women or girl

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Reproach

To blame for some thing

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Pompadour

A women's hair style formed by sweeping the hair straight up from the forehead

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Insidious

Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner

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Meretricious

Pertaining to or resembling a prostitute

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Turgid

Over-distended, swollen, bloated

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Florid

Flushed w a rosy color, ruddy

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Flapper

A young women, especially one who flaunts her disdain for conventional dress & behavior, used during the 1920's