“The Necklace” Vocabulary Vocabulary 1 English 1 prospects noun chances or possibilities, especially for financial success Do you think Johnny Football will be a promising NFL prospect? Incessantly adverbwithout interruption; continuously Carlie’s complaining incessantly made her difficult to be around. Vexation noun irritation; annoyance Jessica, Jenny’s little sister, strolled into school wearing Jenny’s new shirt. Jenny bit her tongue in vexation. pauper noun a poor person, especially one who depends on public charity During the Great Depression, many Americans lost their jobs and were forced to become paupers. adulation noun excessive praise or flattery John Mayer could not deal with the adulation from his fans. disconsolate adjective extremely depressed or dejected After the loss of the championship game, the football player was disconsolate. aghast adjective filled with shock or horror Michelle stared out at the aghast faces when she delivered the devastating news. gamut noun an entire range or series The artist used a gamut of colors in the painting. privation noun the lack of basic necessity or comfort of life The founders of our country were forced to experience months, and even years, of rationing and privation upon landing after the maiden voyage. askew adjective crooked; to one side When Logan pushed Jake into the wall and knocked all the frames askew.