the great gatsby vocab 3

  1. caravansary
    a group of people travelling together; a caravan
  2. astounded
    to be shocked or greatly surprised
  3. boisterous
    noisy, energetic, and rowdy
  4. contingency
    a future event that possible but cannot be predicted
  5. precipitately
    causing something to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely
  6. tangible
    clear and definite; real
  7. portentous
    ominous; a forewarning
  8. inquest
    a judicial inquiry to ascertain certain facts relating to an incident(like death)
  9. expostulate
    express strong disapproval or disagreement
  10. despicable
    deserving hatred and contempt
  11. traverse
    travel across or through
  12. redolent
    strongly reminiscent or suggestive of something
  13. stratum
    a level or class to which people are assigned according to their social class
  14. pneumatic
    relating to the spirit
  15. grotesque
    repulsively ugly or distorted
  16. fortuitously
    happening by accident or chance rather than design
  17. corrugated
    shaped into alternate ridges and grooves
  18. ulster
    a man's long, loose overcoat of rough cloth
  19. complacent
    showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with one's self or achievements
  20. aesthetic
    concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty
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the great gatsby vocab 3