Jane Eyre Vocab - Chapter 1 Cavillers unreasonable...

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Chapter 1 Cavillers – unreasonable objection Promontories - A high ridge of land or rock jutting out into a body of water Vignettes - A short, descriptive literary sketch; to describe in a brief way Sallowness – paleness Subjoined - To add at the end; append Chapter 2 Garters -A suspender strap with a fastener attached to a girdle or belt to hold up a stocking or sock Influx - A mass arrival or incoming Mahogany - reddish brown wood Parchments - The skin of a sheep or goat prepared as a material on which to write or pain; A written text or drawing on a sheet of this material Quailed - To shrink back in fear; cower Wanton - One who is immoral, lewd, or licentious Precocious - Manifesting or characterized by unusually early development or maturity, especially in mental aptitude Tumult- A disorderly commotion or disturbance Chapter 3 Propensities- An innate inclination; a tendency Fagging -performing wearying labor Transient - Passing with time; transitory Scant -Barely sufficient
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Pang -A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress meager- insufficient amount Grates -fireplace; To reduce to fragments, shreds, or powder by rubbing against an abrasive surface Emulation - Effort or ambition to equal or surpass another Forlornness -Appearing sad or lonely because deserted or abandoned Chapter 4 Tarried -To delay or be late in going, coming, or doing Nimbly – lightly, agilely Boxed- Slapped Hiatus-A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break Homily - A sermon; A tedious moralizing lecture or admonition Ringleted: twisted, coiled contrived -To plan with cleverness or ingenuity; devise: Amiable -Friendly and agreeable; good-natured and likable usurious- lending of money with interest Chapter 5 pinafore - A sleeveless garment similar to an apron, worn usually by small girls as a dress frocks - a dress; a robe worn my monks and other clerics flaxen- hair, golden russet -A moderate to strong brown venturesome -Involving risk or danger; hazardous
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Chapter 6 pelisse- A long cloak or outer robe preternatural - countenance- Appearance; facial features oaten-Of, made of, or containing oats, oatmeal, or oat straw collect- particular prayer that varies according to day inanition-exhaustion caused by hunger and thirst refectory- A room where meals are served, especially in a college or other institution perusal- examination ignominious - marked by shame or disgrace Chapter 7 tonnage-The total shipping of a country or port, measured in tons poundage-A tax or commission based on value per pound; weight measured in pounds gloaming- twilight; dusk truculent- cruel, harsh, destructive animosity- Bitter hostility or open enmity; active hatred Chapter 8 unwonted - impassable-Not subject to suffering, pain, or harm chilblains-An inflammation followed by itchy irritation on the hands, feet, or
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