Jane Eyre Vocabulary Flashcards

Jane Eyre Vocabulary Flashcards
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Flagrant
Unashamed, bold and showy, brazen
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Eradicate
To get rid of completely, to eliminate, or remove
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Animosity
Hatred, loathing, or hostile feelings
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Acrid
Bitter or irritating, often referring to a smell or taste
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Caprice
A quick emotional change, like a whim or an impulse
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Physiognomy
Physical features or characteristics, often of a person's face
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Ameliorate
To improve something, or make it better
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Audacious
Bold, unrestrained, unconventional
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Flashcard Content Overview

Charlotte Bronte's classic novel Jane Eyre is an important work of fiction. However, it is from a different time period and, as such, uses some vocabulary that may be unfamiliar or challenging to a modern reader. This set of flashcards is designed to review some of the more challenging vocabulary words found in the novel. There are also opportunities to practice identifying correct or incorrect usages of the words in sentences.

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To continue your studies of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, consider taking a look at the following lessons:

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Audacious
Bold, unrestrained, unconventional
Ameliorate
To improve something, or make it better
Physiognomy
Physical features or characteristics, often of a person's face
Caprice
A quick emotional change, like a whim or an impulse
Acrid
Bitter or irritating, often referring to a smell or taste
Animosity
Hatred, loathing, or hostile feelings
Eradicate
To get rid of completely, to eliminate, or remove
Flagrant
Unashamed, bold and showy, brazen
Supplication
A humble request, plea, or prayer
Poltroon
A fearful person, a coward, one who is the opposite of brave
Stagnation
The quality of being stagnant, unmoving, or immobile

Identify which of these uses of acrid does not make sense:

An acrid smell, an acrid smile, or an acrid puppy.

An acrid puppy does not make sense. Acrid means bitter or irritating, and could describe a bitter smell or a bitter smile.
Given the definition of caprice, give a likely meaning of the related word: capricious.
Capricious means that someone is given to caprice, that they act on sudden whims and impulses.

Identify which would likely NOT be described as part of someone's physiognomy:

Their eyes, their shoes, or their nose.

Their shoes. Physiognomy refers to physical features, not clothing.
Identify whether flagrant flowers would be described as: big and showy, or small and discreet.
Big and showy.
If someone feels animosity towards something, they have strong feelings of:
Hostility, hatred, or strong dislike.

Identify which makes more sense:

We were able to eradicate polio.

We were able to eradicate chicken pot pie.

We were able to eradicate polio. Polio was eradicated by successful development of vaccines. On the other hand, it is unclear how someone could wipe out or destroy chicken pot pie.

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