The Great Gatsby Vocabulary Words

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The Great Gatsby Vocabulary Words
1. You are responsible for the words in each chapter on. On this paper, indicate the: part of speech,
definition, and copy a sentence from the book (in the designated chapter) where the word is used. The first
example is done for you.
2. Use the etext of Gatsby to find these words. (use this one—or Google the words “Gatsby e-text”)
http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/f/fitzgerald/f_scott/gatsby/
There will also be two vocabulary quizzes for Gatsby:
o The first will cover only the words in Chapters 1-5, and it will be on May 13
o The “vocabulary final,” a comprehensive quiz on all of these words, will be on the day of the final
test.
Chapter 1
1. Feign (verb), to pretend. “I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized
by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon” (chapter 1)
2. Supercilious
3. Conscientious
4. Incredulous
5. Reciprocal
6. Wan
7. Complacent
8. Intimation
9. Infinite
10. Anon
Chapter 2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Contiguous
Facet
Cower
Interpose
Apathetic
Languid
Imply
Strident
Deft
Clad
Chapter 3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Permeate
Innuendo
Erroneous
Vehement
Cordial
Impetuous
Vacuous
Corpulent
9. Provincial
10. Din
Chapter 4
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Knickerbockers
Fluctuate
Sporadic
Divine retribution
Rajah
Elicit
Valour (valor in the contemporary American spelling)
Somnambulatory
Denizen
Jauntily
Chapter 5
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Rout
Suppressed
Innumerable
Ecstatic
Reproach
Serf
Obstinate
Exultation
Hulking
Nebulous
Chapter 6
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Laudable
Insidious
Repose
Debauch
Antecedent
Ingratiate
Perturb
Dilatory
Desolate
Elusive
Chapter 7
1. Lapse
2. Insistent
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Tentative
Abrupt
Tumult
Portentous
Irreverent
Vicarious
Rancor
Formidable
Chapter 8
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Humidor
Indiscernible
Settee
In cahoots
Divot
Garrulous
Incoherent
Conceivable
Forlorn
Laden
Chapter 9
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Pasquinade
Derange
Surmise
Superfluous
Elocution
Unutterable
Subtle
Orgiastic
Borne
Ceaselessly
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