The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Vocabulary Vocab Cards Bac Definition: k Synonym/Antonym: From the dictionary Sentence used in the novel: Visual Example: Fron t Vocabulary Word Part of Speech STAGE I Chapters 1-13 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Ravenously Disconsolately Remonstrance Imprecation Penitent Presentiment Abhorrence Apparition Apprehension Disdainfully Exonerate 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Contemptible Placid Mortifying Discomfited Coercion Reticence Patronize Propriety Condescend Ostentatious Ravenously: greedy for something

Disconsolately: without comfort; unhappy Remonstrance: a forcefully reproachful protest Imprecation: a spoken curse Penitent: feeling or showing sorrow or regret for having done wrong Presentiment: an intuitive feeling about the future Abhorrence: a feeling of repulsion

Apparition: a ghost or ghostlike image of a person Apprehension: anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen Disdainfully: showing contempt or lack of respect Exonerate: absolve from blame for a fault or wrongdoing Contemptible: despicable Placid: calm, peaceful

Mortifying: cause (someone) to feel embarrassed Discomfited: make (someone) feel uneasy or embarrassed Coercion: practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats Reticence: not revealing ones thoughts or feelings readily; reserve Patronize: treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority; condescend Propriety: the condition of begin right, appropriate, or fitting

Condescend: show feelings of superiority ; demean Ostentatious: designed to impress or attract notice Chapters 14-19 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Malignant Aberration Compassion Clemency Deferential Repudiate Chapters 14-19

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Malignant: very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect Aberration: the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course Compassion: a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. Clemency: an act or deed showing mercy or leniency Deferential: showing deference; respectful Repudiate: to cast off or disown

STAGE II Chapters 20-31 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Avaricious Lament Acquiesce Felonious Pernicious Composure Extort Chapters 20-31 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Avaricious: Having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain Lament: to feel or express sorrow or regret for; to mourn for or over Acquiesce: to submit or comply without protest; agree; consent Felonious: pertaining to or involving a felony (an offense, crime) Pernicious: causing harm or ruin; injurious; hurtful Composure: serene; self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquility Extort: obtain (something) by force or threats

Chapters 32-39 1. 2. 3. 4. Pervade Averse Assiduity Solvency 1. Repugnance Chapters 32-39 1. 2. 3. 4.

5. Pervade: to become spread throughout all parts of Averse: having a strong feeling of opposition Assiduity: [as-i-doo-i-tee] constant or close application or effort; diligence Solvency: condition of being solvent (ability to pay all just debts) Repugnance: [ri-puhg-nuh ns] strong distaste, aversion, or objection STAGE III Chapters 40-59 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Expatriate Extenuate Animosity Commiseration Forbearance Obdurate Molestation 1. 2. 3. 4. Persevere Forfeiture Vestige Avarice Chapters 40-59 1. 2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Expatriate: [v. eks-pey-tree-eyt ] to banish (a person) from his or her native country Extenuate: to represent (a fault, offense, etc.) as less serious; to excuse Animosity: a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action Commiseration: expression of sorrow, sympathy or pity Forbearance: patience, tolerance, or self-control, especially in not responding to provocation Obdurate: [ob-doo-rit] unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding

Molestation: the act of bothering, inconvenience, or annoying Persevere: to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty; continue steadfastly Forfeiture: something forfeited (something that has been taken away or has been given up as a penalty); deprivation Vestige: a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence Avarice : [av-er-is] insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth

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