Monday, November 26, 2018

Vocabulary in Great Gatsby


I've listened to just over a quarter of Jake Gyllenhaal's reading of Great Gatsby, an acquisition from Audible's Black Friday sale, and here's some of the vocabulary that I've come across:  

supercilious
epigram
carriage (as in a person's bearing)
extemporaneous
contributory
retinas
proprietary
omnibus
obstetrics

A British woman I recently met told me Americans have from weak vocabularies.  Whether that's true or not, Fitzgerald certainly would be an exception!   

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