Vocab 2

  1. stasis
    a state or condition in which there is no action orprogress; static situation:
  2. cavalier
    haughty, disdainful, or supercilious: an arrogant and cavalier attitude toward others.
  3. supercilious
    displaying arrogant pride, scorn, or indifference
  4. tumultuous
    raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy:
  5. insular
    detached; standing alone; isolated.
  6. ostentatiousness
    characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuousshow in an attempt to impress others:
  7. snobbery
    • snobbish character, conduct, trait, or act.
    • a person who strives to associatewith those of higher social status and who behaves
  8. bestriding
    to get or be astride of; have or place the legs on both sidesof.
  9. impropriety
    the quality or condition of being improper; incorrectness
  10. crassness
    without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse;stupid:
  11. complacent
    pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits,advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness ofsome potential danger or defect; self-satisfied:
  12. piety
    .dutiful devotion to God and observance of religious principles
  13. mandarin
    a person of standing and influence, as in literary or intellectualcircles
  14. enjambment
    the running over of a sentence from one line of verseinto the next
  15. affluence
    abundance of money, property, and other material goods;riches; wealth.
  16. penchant
    a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something:
  17. altruism
    the principle or practice of unselfish concern for or devotionto the welfare of others
  18. affability
    pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial;warmly polite:
  19. foibles
    a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw ordefect:
  20. patrician
    a person of very good background, education, andrefinement.
  21. deprecate
    to express earnest disapproval of.
  22. straddling
    sit or stand with one leg on either side of
  23. acquisitiveness
    excessively interested in acquiring money or material thing
  24. boisterous
    noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy
  25. bounders
    an obtrusive, ill-bred man.
  26. complacency
    a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements
  27. outstripping
    to outdo; surpass; excel.
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Vocab 2