The Great Gatsby chapter 7 – vocab

caravansary large inn or hotel”the whole caravansary had fallen in like a card house”,
harrowing extremely distressing; disturbing or frightening”the rather harrowing scene”,
tentatively unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant”Tom tentatively pushed the unfamiliar gears”,
contingency a possible event or occurrence or result”the immediate contingency overtook him”,
libertine one who leads an immoral life”The transition from libertine to prig was so complete”
prig A self-righteously moralistic person who behaves as if superior to others”The transition from libertine to prig was so complete”
sagely in a wise manner”He nodded sagely”
portentous (adj.) foreboding or foreshadowing evil, ominous”the portentous menacing road of a new decade streched before me”,
wan lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness”her wan face fell lazily”,
formidable inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable”the formidable stroke of 30 died away”,
expostulation the act of expressing earnest opposition or protestThe circle closed up with a running murmur of expostulation”
truculent defiantly aggressive”truculent eyes”

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