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Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2
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Great Gatsby Vocabulary Chapters 1-2

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  • 1. This isn't just an epigram - life is much more successfully looked at from a single window, after all.
  • 2. Epigram: a short, witty poem expressing a single thought
  • 3. Now he was a sturdy, straw haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner.
  • 4. Supercilious: feeling or showing haughty disdain
  • 5. She was only extemporizing but a stirring warmth flowed from her as if her heart was trying to come out to you concealed in one of those breathless, thrilling words.
  • 6. Extemporizing: to perform without prior preparation
  • 7. I knew now why her face was familiar- its pleasing contemptuous expression had looked out at me from many rotogravure pictures of the sporting life at . . . Palm Beach.
  • 8. Rotogravure: printed material, such as a newspaper
  • 9. Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished her peremptory heart.
  • 10. Peremptory: dictatorial; offensively self-assured
  • 11. Evidently some wild wag of an oculist set them there to fatten his practice . . . and then sank down himself into eternal blindness or forgot them and moved away.
  • 12. Oculist: a physician who treats diseases of the eyes
  • 13. The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of the waste land, a sort of compact Main Street ministering to it and contiguous to absolutely nothing.
  • 14. Contiguous: adjacent; sharing an edge
  • 15. The intense vitality that had been so remarkable in the garage was converted into impressive hauteur.
  • 16. Hauteur: haughtiness in bearing and attitude

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