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Great Gatsby. Chapters 1& 2 Vocabulary. Chapter One. Feign. Pretending to be affected (feeling, state, injury); to represent falsely The students feigned interest in learning new vocabulary. Acute. Keenly perceptive or discerning (insightful); having a sharp point

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great gatsby

Great Gatsby

Chapters 1& 2 Vocabulary

feign
Feign
  • Pretending to be affected (feeling, state, injury); to represent falsely
  • The students feigned interest in learning new vocabulary.
acute
Acute
  • Keenly perceptive or discerning (insightful); having a sharp point
  • The narrator in The Tell-Tale Heart claimed to have had over acute senses.
reproach
Reproach
  • Expression of disapproval; to bring shame or disgrace
  • Ms. Pierson gave River a look of reproach when she mistook Ms. Pierson’s hand as a toy.
fractiousness
Fractiousness
  • unruliness: the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
  • Shortly after this picture was taken, Ms. Pierson became a fractious child.
  • (only students in class get to see this glorious childhood picture)
divan
Divan
  • A long, backless and armless couch
  • Go ahead and have a seat on the divan.
reciprocal
Reciprocal
  • Mutual exchange
  • Ms. Pierson’s celebrity crushes never seem to reciprocatethe feelings.
contemptuously
Contemptuously
  • Without respect; scornful; disdainful
  • Red Forman will kick you in the can if you dare speak to him contemptuously.
extemporizing
Extemporizing
  • Done with little or no prior preparation or practice; impromptu manner
  • Due to the plethora of snow days we've had, some teachers were delivering extemporized lessons.
transcendent
Transcendent
  • Surpassing all others of the same kind; above and independent of the material universe
  • The writers in the romantic period wished to transcend everyday life events.
proprietary
Proprietary
  • Appropriate to an owner; indicating ownership
  • Al Capone was the proprietor to many speakeasies.