Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pride and Prejudice: Vocabulary

  1. Supercilious: Haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression.
  2. Eclat: Brilliance of success, reputation; showy or elaborate display; acclamation or an acclaim.
  3. Taciturn: Inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
  4. Disposition: State of mind regarding something; inclination; arrangement or placing, as of troops or buildings.
  5. Amiable: Having or showing pleasant personal qualities; affable; friendly; sociable.
  6. Solemnity: The state or character of being solemn; earnestness; gravity; impressiveness.
  7. Consolation: The act of consoling; comfort; solace; the state of being consoled.
  8. Caprice: A sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather; a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality.
  9. Emphatic: Using emphasis in speech or action; uttered or to be uttered, with emphasis.
  10. Conjecture: The formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof; an opinion or theory so formed or expressed.
  11. Censuring: Strong or vehement expression of disapproval.
  12. Ostentation: Pretentious or conspicuous show, as of wealth or importance; display intended to impress others.
  13. Impertinent: Intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insolently rude; uncivil.
  14. Induce: To lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind.
  15. Perpetual: Continuing or enduring forever; everlasting; lasting an indefinitely long time.

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