Moby-Dick Vocabulary

Sublime – inspiring awe
Magnanimous – noble and generous in spirit
Confabulation – an informal conversation
Congenial – suitable to your needs
Vitiate – corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Ignominy – a state of dishonor
Punctilious – marked by precise accordance with details
Repast – the food served and eaten at one time
Belie – be in contradiction with
Hearken – listen; used mostly in the imperative
Stultify – cause to appear foolish
Sagacity – the ability to understand and discriminate between relations
Remonstrance – the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
Heterogeneous – originating outside the body
Sanguinary – marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
Incorrigible – impervious to correction by punishment
Unmitigated – not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity
Indolence – inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
Superfluous – more than is needed, desired, or required
Celerity – a rate that is rapid
Egress – the act or means of going out
Apoplexy – a loss of consciousness from the lack of oxygen in the brain
Ruminate – reflect deeply on a subject
Blandishment – flattery intended to persuade
Sagacious – acutely insightful and wise
Philistine – a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
Derisive – expressing contempt or ridicule
Ineffable – defying expression or description
Jocular – with humor

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