Gatsby Lesson 3 vocab chapters 1-2

Vocabulary: The Great Gatsby
Chapters 1 and 2
You are responsible for the following:
•Parts of speech
• definition
•a synonym
•correct usage in a sentence for the
vocabulary test.
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
Bell work Quiz:
• 1. What is the narrator’s name and what is
his job?
• 2. What “Egg” does the narrator and Gatsby
live on and what “Egg” does Daisy and her
husband live on?
• 3. What is Gatsby doing when the narrator
first sees him at the end of chapter one?
• verb
• 1. address (someone) in such a way as to express
disapproval or disappointment.
“Critics of the administration reproached the
president for his failure to tackle the deficiency."
• noun
• 2. the expression of disapproval or
“He gave her a look of reproach.“
Synonyms: discredit, disgrace
Languid (ly)
• adjective
• 1.(of a person, manner, or gesture) displaying or
having a disinclination for physical exertion or
effort; slow and relaxed.
Synonym: relaxed, unhurried
• 2. weak or faint from illness or fatigue.
Synonym: faint, feeble
“Daisy reclined languidly on the sofa after dinner.”
• adjective
• behaving or looking as though one thinks one
is superior to others.
“A supercilious lady's maid."
Synonyms: arrogant, haughty, conceited
• Adjective
• sharing in the knowledge of (something secret
or private).
Synonym: informed of
“He was no longer privy to her innermost
• hōˈtər/
• noun
• haughtiness of manner; disdainful pride.
Synonyms: arrogance, pride, snobbery
“The unmistakable hauteur in his tone implied
that there was no chance of his being wrong.”
• adjective
• comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.
• “He frequently displayed grotesque facial
• Synonyms: distorted, malformed, misshapen
• adjective
• of or relating to an owner or ownership.
“The company has a proprietary right to the
“Kleenex is a proprietary name.”
Synonyms: copyrighted, trademarked, owner,
• adjective
• 1. acting or done quickly and without thought
or care.
“Her friend was headstrong and impetuous.“
Synonyms: impulsive, headstrong, rash
• 2. moving forcefully or rapidly.
“An impetuous but controlled flow of water.“
Synonyms: powerful, forceful
ACT Words: aesthetic
• adjective
• 1. concerned with beauty or the appreciation
of beauty.
“The pictures give great aesthetic pleasure.“
Synonyms: tasteful, artistic, attractive, pleasing
ACT Words: fortuitous
• adjective
• happening by accident or chance rather than
“The similarity between the paintings may not
be simply fortuitous.“
Synonyms: chance, unexpected, unintended,