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Flashcards in The Great Gatsby Vocab Deck (50):
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Fractious

Stubborn; irritable

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Languid

Listless;weak

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Fervent

Passionate

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Peremptory

Dictatorial, imperious

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Contiguous

Touching

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Anaemic

Spiritless, weak

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Crepe-de-chine

Fine, thin cloth

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Ectoplasm

Gel-like outer layer, blob

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Hauteur

Haughtiness, arrogance

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Erroneous

False, mistaken

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Vacuous

Empty

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Florid

Flusher, ruddy

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Corpulent

Fat, obese

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Klipspringer

African antelope

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Punctilious

Extremely careful

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Sinister

Evil

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Incredulous

Unbelieving

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Somnambulatory

Sleep walking

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Presbyterian

Traditional

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Juxtaposition

Placement side by side

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Supercilious

Haughty

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denizen

inhabitant

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Orgiastic

Excessively indulgent

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nebulous

cloudy, indistinct

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Commensurate

Proportionate; corresponding

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insidious

treacherous, sly

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Aesthetic

Having to do with beauty

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platonic

ideal

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Transitory

Lasting only a short time

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meretricious

insincere

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Superfluous

Extra; unnecessary

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ineffable

unable to be expressed in words

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Amorphous

Shapeless

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Madame de Maintenon

second wife of King Louis XVI: mistress

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Fortuitous

Accidental

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turgid

flowery; swollen or excessive

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Garrulous

Talkative

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debauchee

one who indulges excessively in pleasure

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Redolent

Aromatic

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euphemism

a pleasant expression used in substitution for one that is unpleasant or offensive

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Truculent

Fierce; cruel; savage

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dilatory

tardy

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Portentous

Ominous

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trimalchio

extravagant host

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Magnanimous

Generous; noble

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caravansary

hotel

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Rancor

Bitterness

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libertine

one who pursues dissolution excessively

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Vicarious

Enjoying an experience through another person

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Prig

Prude