The Adventure of the Dying Detective Vocabulary

The Adventure of the Dying Detective

Vocabulary

  1. Eccentricity – N – a quality of being unconventional
  2. Sorely – ADV– very; to a great extent or degree
  3. Malodorous – ADJ – smelling unpleasant or offensive
  4. Chivalrous – ADJ– considerate and courteous
  5. Deplorable – ADJ – in a state of great hardship, deprivation
  6. Hectic – ADJ – constantly busy or in a hurry
  7. Incessantly – ADV– continuing for a long time without stopping
  8. Spasmodic – ADJ – affected by spasms or unintentional movements
  9. Feeble – ADJ – physically or mentally weak
  10. Imperiousness – ADJ – arrogant; expecting to be obeyed
  11. Austerity – N – severity or plainness
  12. Repulsed – V – to disgust someone
  13. Mediocre – ADJ – average
  14. Pathological –ADJ– extreme; disease
  15. Remonstrance – N –Argument; formal protest
  16. Perambulation – V– Walk around
  17. Fidget – V– move around nervously
  18. Endurance – N – the ability to endure prolonged hardship (pain, exertion, etc)
  19. Suavity – N– charming, polite
  20. Dejection – N- great unhappiness
  21. Stipulated – V – specify, something agreed upon by nature or man
  22. Jaunty – ADJ– carefree; casual
  23. Gallantry – N– Courage; courtesy
  24. Delirious –  ADJ -irrational through illness
  25. Fiendish –  ADJ – devilish
  26. Exultation – N – to be very happy; usually over someone else’s misfortune.
  27. Vague – ADJ– not clear in meaning
  28. Petulant –  ADJ – ill-tempered
  29. Menacing – N– having a threatening quality
  30. Coquettishly –  ADV – flirtatiously
  31. Malicious – ADJ – deliberately harmful
  32. Abominable – ADJ – extremely unpleasant; offensive
  33. Cultivations – N – growing plants (in this case diseases)
  34. Injunction –  N – a command; a court order
  35. Lucidity – ADJ –  clear and easily understood
  36. Haggard – ADJ – Tired-looking: dropping skin, signs of tiredness
  37. Sniggered – V – laugh; giggle
  38. Coincidence –  N – something that happens by chance; not planned
  39. Uncharitable – ADJ – Unkind in what is said or thought
  40. Coolies – N – an offensive term for Chinese workers brought to work on railroads
  41. Invalid – N – somebody with a persistent disease
  42. Feat – N- a remarkable act or achievement
  43. Vindictive – ADJ  – looking for revenge
  44. Belladonna – N – a drug made from a poisonous plant
  45. Malingering – V – to pretending to be sick/ill
  46. Extraneous –  ADJ – not relevant
  47. Astute – ADJ – clever and good at doing something
  48. Reversion – N  – reversal; a return to original characteristics
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