Flashcards in Pride And Prejudice Vocabulary List 2 Deck (20):
A natural inclination or tendency
I have a propensity to eat too much chocolate
Cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness
We accepted the invitation with alacrity
Deceitfulness in speech or conduct
In an act of duplicity, he placed a droplet of poison in the wine
Haughtily disdainful or contemptuous
With his supercilious tone, he demeaned the class of freshman.
To act graciously towards others regarded as being in a lower level
I enjoyed her speech because she did not condescend to children.
To feel or express sorrow or regret for
I lost my stuffed animal, she lamented.
Exaggeratedly or ostentatiously dignified or self-important
Her pompous speech put everyone to sleep.
Having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities
His amiable smile welcomed all to the dance.
Liveliness; animation; sprightliness
People noted for their vivacity usually become actors.
He made an impertinent comment, and everyone stared at him.
Appearance, especially the look on one's face
He had a sad countenance when no asked him to the ball.
Deserving praise, praise worthy
Her laudable performance elicited much applause.
Judicious in practical affairs, marked by wisdom
She was known for her prudent decisions.
Greed for riches and wealth
Scrooge is known for his avarice.
Extraordinary in size or degree
The prodigious hat looked preposterous.
They had an exuberant welcome for the servicemen returning from Iraq.
Strong expression if disapproval
The newspapers were unanimous in their censure of the tax proposal.
Deviating from the recognized or customary character, or practice
The eccentric man wore polka dot ties every day.
To irritate, annoy, provoke
She vexes her mother when asking her a million questions.