Chapter 4 The Great Gatsby

Chapter 4
definitions & notes only words
  1. punctilious
    marked by precise accordance with details
  2. labyrinth
    complex system of paths in which it is easy to get lost
  3. disconcerting
    causing an emotional disturbance
  4. elicited
    called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
  5. obscure
    not clearly understood or expressed
  6. luxuriate
    enjoy to excess
  7. somnambulist
    someone who walks about in their sleep
  8. juxtaposition
    the act of positioning close together
  9. succulent
    full of juice
  10. engrossed
    giving or marked by complete attention to
  11. wan
    deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress
  12. defunct
    no longer in force or use; inactive
  13. obstinate
    marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  14. vestige
    an indication that something has been present
  15. confounding
    that confounds or contradicts or confuses
  16. corrugated
    shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
  17. scanty
    lacking in amplitude or quantity
  18. nebulous
    lacking definite form or limits
  19. laudable
    worthy of high praise
  20. insidious
    working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
  21. contemptuous
    expressing extreme scorn
  22. reverie
    an abstracted state of absorption
  23. savory
    pleasing to the sense of taste
  24. turgid
    ostentatiously lofty in style
  25. florid
    elaborately or excessively ornamented
  26. debauchee
    a dissolute person
  27. antecedent
    a preceding occurrence or cause or event
  28. ingratiate
    gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
  29. foliage
    the aggregate of leaves of one or more plants
  30. profusion
    the property of being extremely abundant
  31. lethargic
    deficient in alertness or activity
  32. euphemism
    an inoffensive expression substituted for an offensive one
  33. obtrusive
    sticking out; protruding
  34. menagerie
    a collection of live animals for study or display
  35. dilatory
    wasting time
  36. combustion
    a reaction of a substance with oxygen to give heat and light
  37. despairingly
    with desperation
  38. boisterously
    in a carefree manner
  39. abyss
    a bottomless gulf or pit
  40. inviolate
    (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken
  41. precipitately
    at breakneck speed
  42. append
    fix to; attach
  43. vicariously
    indirectly, as, by, or through a substitute