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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Vocabulary. Act I. Act I. Gumption ( n .) – spirit, spunk Amiable (adj.) – friendly, agreeable Repudiate ( v .) – to reject Mendacity ( n .) – untruthfulness Prodigal (adj.) – wasteful, extravagant. Act I.

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    1. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw Vocabulary

    2. Act I

    3. Act I • Gumption (n.) – spirit, spunk • Amiable (adj.) – friendly, agreeable • Repudiate (v.) – to reject • Mendacity (n.) – untruthfulness • Prodigal (adj.) – wasteful, extravagant

    4. Act I • Miscellaneous (adj.) – varied, assorted, mixed • Dialect (n.) – a language that is native to a particular region or social group • Deprecation (n.) – disapproval • Unintelligible (adj.) – impossible to understand • Plight (n.) – an unfortunate situation

    5. Act II

    6. Act II • Impetuous (adj.) – done quickly and without thought or care • Malice (n.) – the intention or desire to do evil • Robust (adj.) – (of a person, animal, or plant) strong and healthy • Coax (v.) – to persuade (someone) to do something

    7. Act II • Genteel (adj.) – of or relating to the upper class • Resolute (adj.) – admirably purposeful or determined • Frowzy (adj.) – scruffy and neglected in appearance • Abject (adj.) – extremely bad or unpleasant

    8. Act II • Tyrannical (adj.) – exercising power in a cruel way • Rhetoric (n.) – the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing • Morality (n.) – principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior

    9. Act III

    10. Act III • Divan (n.) – a long, low sofa without a back or arms • Bravado (n.) – a bold manner intended to impress • Pedantic (adj.) – formal, precise • Imprecation (n.) – a curse word

    11. Act III • Compulsory (adj.) – required by law or a rule, obligatory • Aggrieved (adj.) – feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated • Maestro (n.) – a great or distinguished figure in any sphere

    12. Act III • Debutante (n.) – an upper-class young woman making her first appearance in fashionable society • Lamentable (adj.) – unfortunate, regrettable • Incorrigible (adj.) – not able to be corrected, improved or reformed

    13. Act IV

    14. Act IV • Pallor (n.) – an unhealthy pale appearance • Superlative (adj.) – of the highest quality or degree • Indifferent (adj.) – having no particular interest or sympathy, unconcerned • Presumptuous (adj.) – failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate

    15. Act IV • Brute (n.) – a cruel, unpleasant, or insensitive person • Writhe (v.) – to squirm or make continual twisting movements • Condescend (v.) – to show feelings of superiority, to look down upon

    16. Act IV • Togs (n.) – clothes • Decorum (n.) – etiquette, good behavior • Folly (n.) – a foolish act, idea or practice

    17. Act V

    18. Act V • Vexed (adj.) – frustrated or worried • Vehement (adj.) – showing strong feeling • Resplendent (adj.) – attractive and impressive in appearance • Deference (n.) – humble submission and respect

    19. Act V • Provocation (n.) – an action or speech that makes someone annoyed or angry, especially deliberately • Deft (adj.) – neatly skillful and quick in one’s movements • Magnanimous (adj.) – very generous or forgiving, especially toward a rival or someone less powerful than oneself

    20. Act V • Earnest (adj.) – resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction • Humility (n.) – a modest or low view of one’s own importance • Consort (n.) – a wife, husband, or companion