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(CHAPTERS 1-3)Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Vocabulary

TermDefinition
feign To represent falsely; pretend to
levity lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness; not serious
scorn Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy
supercilious haughty; someone who feels or acts like they are better than everyone else
transcend to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of; overcome
oculist A physician who treats diseases of the eyes
contiguous touching along a boundary or at a point
haughty blatantly and disdainfully proud
hauteur arrogance; haughtiness
to saunter Walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort.
affectation an artificial manner of speech, dress, or behavior, intended to impress others.
subterfuge something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
insolent Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
Created by: lcandelieri
 

 



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