The Outsiders - Chapters 3 & 4

Vocabulary - Chapters 3 & 4

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  1. gallant

    having or displaying great dignity or nobility
  2. sophisticated

    having worldly knowledge and refinement
  3. aloofness

    a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
  4. impersonal

    not relating to or responsive to individuals
  5. ornery

    having a difficult and contrary disposition
  6. elite

    a group or class of persons enjoying superior status
  7. dumbfounded

    as if rendered speechless with astonishment and surprise
  8. bitterly

    extremely and sharply
  9. wince

    draw back, as with fear or pain
  10. passionately

    with passion
  11. cunning

    showing inventiveness and skill
  12. resignedly

    with resignation and acceptance; in a resigned manner
  13. slouch

    assume a drooping posture or carriage
  14. bluff

    a high steep bank
  15. reel

    a winder around which flexible materials can be wound
  16. smoldering

    showing scarcely suppressed anger
  17. desperately

    with great urgency
  18. unceasingly

    without stopping
  19. quaver

    give off unsteady sounds
  20. bootlegging

    the act of selling illegally or without permission
  21. lanky

    tall and thin and having long slender limbs
  22. apprehensive

    in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
  23. savage

    without civilizing influences
  24. defiance

    a hostile challenge
  25. contemptuously

    without respect; in a disdainful manner
  26. self-preservation

    preservation of yourself from harm
  27. ruefully

    in a manner expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  28. bewilder

    cause to be confused emotionally
  29. sheepish

    showing a sense of shame
  30. premonition

    an early warning about a future event
Created on April 25, 2010