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Gatsby Ch. 7 Vocab Let’s Meet the Words
This famous McNugget was seen by many as an affront to public health as well as tasty eating. AFFRONT (noun) – a deliberately offensive act or word or display of disrespect; an insult *from the Latin ad frontem, “to the face”
At the heart of a good photobomb is someone trying to be genial but often coming across as creepy or crazy. GENIAL/GENIALLY (adj.) – warmly and pleasantly cheerful or friendly
PORTENTOUS (adj.) – of momentous or ominous significance; ominously prophetic or threatening Both of these images seem to suggest something portentous is to come.
REFUSE (noun) - something discarded as worthless; rubbish; trash; garbage In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the main characters get trapped inside a the- walls-are-moving-in- on-us trash compactor filled with space refuse.
RANCOR (noun) - bitter resentment or ill will; hatred; malice This guy is named Rancor for a reason—he’s full of it!
After days of deadly fighting, Polly and Fuzzy-P-Kat agreed to a magnanimous cuddle. MAGNANIMOUS (adj.) – 1) noble and generous in spirit; 2) generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from resentfulness or vindictiveness
In the workplace, presumptuous physical touching between employees may be considered “sexual harassment” if it causes someone emotional harm or stress. PRESUMPTUOUS (adj.) excessively forward; taking liberties and doing something too boldly
The gang of chicks appeared cute at first glance, but were known for their truculent warfare tactics. TRUCULENT (adj.) – defiantly aggressive; savagely brutal; fierce