The Great Gatsby Vocabulary

Chapter 1:

1. Feign: VERB, To make believe, to pretend, She s only feigning, she isn t really sick. 2. Supercilious: ADJECTIVE, Having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy, The supercilious man rolled his eyes in disbelief to the old woman standing in front of him. 3. Conscientious: ADJECTIVE, Careful, meticulous, The conscientious man walked slowly down the street, hoping not to get hurt. 4. Incredulous: ADJECTIVE, Showing unbelief, The man was incredulous when he won the lottery. 5. Reciprocal: ADJECTIVE: Mutual, equivalent, The men have a reciprocal agreement on who gets the money. 6. Wan: ADJECTIVE, Lacking color, sticky parlor, The older man s wan face suddenly turned red as he signed the contract forking over his share of the money, it now belonged the other man. 7. Complacent: ADJECTIVE, Without awareness of potential danger, self satisfied, The man became complacent when he inherited all of this found money. 8. Anon: ADVERB, In a short time, soon, The man will receive the money anon.

Chapter 2:
1. Facet: NOUN, Aspect, phase, side, Each facet of this problem requires careful consideration. 2. Languid: ADJECTIVE, Lacking in spirit or interest, The man acted in a languid manner. 3. Deft: ADJECTIVE: Nimble, skillful, clever, The deft man found a way around paying taxes.

Chapter 3:
1. Innuendo: NOUN, An indirect comment about a person or thing, The wife

had resented the innuendo that she had not responded quickly enough to her husband's cries for help. 2. Vacuous: ADJECTIVE, Lacking in ideas or intelligence, The man had a vacuous mind. 3. Provincial: ADJECTIVE, Rustic, narrow, or illiberal, Belle in beauty and the beast needed so much more than a provincial life. 4. Din: NOUN, A loud, confused noise, A din came from the bedroom where Mr. Jones had been resting.

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