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The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles                  Vocabulary list  2

1.         Acuity [21] – sharpness; acuteness

2.         Eleemosynary [23] – of or pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations

3.         Obeisance – a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow or curtsy; deference or homage

4.         Inexorable [26] unyielding or unalterable

5.         Lethargy [27] state of drowsy dullness or suspension of the faculties and energies; apathetic or sluggish inactivity

6.         Penal [28] – relating to a prison

7.         Parturitional [29] – relating to childbirth

8.         Ineffable [30] – that cannot be uttered or expressed; inexpressible; unspeakable

9.         Lithe [3] – bending readily; pliant; limber; supple

10.         Menage [39] – household

11.      Ergo [39] – [Latin, but commonly used] accordingly; consequently

12.      Nubile [40] – marriageable, esp. as to age or physical development

13.      Asseverate [40] – to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively

14.      Contentious [41] – given to fighting & fussing

15.      Equine [41] – having to do with horses

16.      Ostler [42] – innkeeper

17.      Sartorial [42] – of or pertaining to a tailor or his work

18.      Pejorative [48] – depreciative; having a disparaging force; defines something that one looks down on

19.      Dilatory [50] – late, tardy

20.      Penury [51] – poverty; destitution

English IV