Jane Vocabulary

  1. sprightly
    animated, vivacious, or gay; lively
  2. haunts
    to reappear as ghost; to visit habitually; visit frequently
  3. hearth
    home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
  4. disposed
    having made preperations; naturally disposed toward
  5. benefacress
    a woman benefactor
  6. captious
    tending to find and call attention to faults
  7. insolent
    unrestrained by convention of propriety; marked by casual disrespect
  8. indemnity
    legal exemption from liability for damages; protection against future loss; a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  9. opproprium
    a state of extreme dishonor; state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
  10. insurrection
    organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
  11. propensities
    natural inclination or tendency
  12. sanguine
    confidently optimistic and cheerful; inclined to a healthy reddish color ofen associated with outdoor life
  13. interloper
    someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
  14. abhor
    find repugnant
  15. artifice
    a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
  16. virulent
    infectious; having the ability to cause disease; harsh or corrosive in tone; extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  17. presume
    take liberties or act with too much confidence; aceept without verification or proof; take upon oneself
  18. insuperable
    impossible to surmount; incapable of being surmounted or excelled
  19. dearth
    insufficient quatity or number; an acute insufficiency
  20. engendered
    to produce, cause, or give rise to
  21. judicious
    marked by the exercise of good judgement or common sense in practical matters
  22. antipathy
    the object of a feeling or intense aversion; something to be avoided; a feeling of intense dislike
  23. ominous
    presaging ill fortune; threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
  24. slatternly
    characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially towards women
  25. expostulations
    remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest
  26. assiduity
    great and constant dilligence and attention
  27. exigency
    a pressing or urgent situation; a sudden unforseen crisis that requires immediate action
  28. penurious
    excessively unwilling to spend; not having enough money to pay for necessities
  29. perfidious
    tending to betray; especially having a treatherous character as attrivbuted to the Cartaginians by the Romans
  30. obviating
    made impossible
  31. solicitous
    showing hovering attentiveness; full of anxiety and concern
  32. fetters
    anything that confines or restrains
  33. sententious
    abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing; concise and full meaning
  34. fallible
    likely to fail or make errors; having the attribvutes of man as opposed to divine beings
  35. enigmatical
    not clear to the understanding
  36. austere
    a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; severely simple; practicing great self-denial
  37. imperious
    able to deal authoritatively with affairs
  38. sardonic
    disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking
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Jane Vocabulary
Vocabulary for Jane Eyre Volume 1