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The Great Gatsby Vocabulary (ZCHS AP Lit & Comp)

The Great Gatsby Vocabulary (ZCHS AP Lit & Comp)

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Zionsville Community High School's AP Literature & Composition classes have to learn and memorize sets of tonal vocabulary for books that they read (in this case "The Great Gatsby") for tests every month or so.

Items (16)

  • Bombastic

    Marked by pretension; speech or writing meant to sound important or impressive but which is not meaningful or sincere; pompous

  • Burlesque

    Involving ludicrous or mocking treatment of a solemn subject

  • Cynical

    Questioning the basic sincerity and goodness of people

  • Detached

    Aloof and objective

  • Erudite

    Learned, polished, scholarly

  • Haughty

    Proud and vain to the point of arrogance

  • Hollow

    Meaningless, without significance, empty

  • Lugubrious

    Full of sorrow or sadness; sad in an exaggerated or insincere manner

  • Moralistic

    Characterized by strong feelings of what is right and what is wrong; can be narrow sense of morality (comes off as judgmental)

  • Objective

    An unbiased view; able to leave personal judgments aside

  • Ostentatious

    Displaying knowledge or wealth that is meant to attract attention, admiration, or envy

  • Petulant

    Ill-humored; having or showing the attitude of people who get angry and annoyed when they do not get what they want

  • Pretentious

    Having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are

  • Satiric

    Ridiculing to show weakness in order to make a point, teach

  • Turgid

    Excessively embellished in style or language; pompous; bombastic

  • Wry

    Slightly sarcastic in a humorous way; clever with a bit of irony