Great Expectations Vocabulary


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Charles Dickens uses eponyms in his novel 'Great Expectations.' Eponyms are character names that have become words that stand for the character's main personality trait. Which of the following words in the novel has become an eponym?

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1. 'My state of mind regarding the pilfering from which I had been so unexpectedly exonerated did not impel me to frank disclosure.' In this quotation from Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations,' what does the word exonerate mean?

2. 'As I was loitering along High-street, looking disconsolately at the shop windows...' In this quotation from Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations,' what does the word disconsolately mean?

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Working through the quiz and worksheet helps you quickly check your knowledge of Great Expectations vocab words. Some of these include eponym and exonerate.

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  • The meaning of ravenous
  • What disconsolately means
  • Acquiescence
  • What eponym is
  • The definition of exonerate

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the meaning of ravenous
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on vocabulary words from this novel

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