Vocabulary: (page1) Chaise and four - a carriage pulled by four horses
Etymology: 1701, "pleasure carriage," from Fr. chaise "chair" (15c.), variant of chaire (see chair (n.)) due to 15c.-16c. Parisian accent habit of swapping of -r- and -s-, often satirized by French writers. French chair and chaise then took respectively the senses of "high seat, throne, pulpit" and "chair, seat." Chaise lounge (1800) is corruption of Fr. chaise longue "long chair," the second word confused in English with lounge.
Sentence: The chaise and four brought the young ladies to the ball
Vocabulary: (page3) Vex – to make someone feel extremely annoyed, frustrated, or worried
Antonym: to please Synonym: frustrate
Etymology: early 15c., from M.Fr. vexer, from L. vexare "to attack, harass, trouble," from vexus, collateral form of vectus, pp. of vehere "to draw, carry"
Sentence: By the end of the night she was thoroughly vexed, cross, and resolved to never speak to such a man again.
Vocabulary: (page3) Three and twenty years – an old english way to say twentythree years
Synonym: twentythree years
Sentence: She reached three and twenty years before she wed.
Vocabulary: Solace: to give comfort to in grief or misfortune, to make cheerful
Antonym: torment Synonym: console
Etymology: late 13c., "comfort, console;" also in Middle English "entertain, amuse, please," from O.Fr. solacier and directly from M.L. solitaire (see solace (n.)). Related: Solaced; solacing, "comfort, consolation," late 13c., from O.Fr. solas, from L. solacium, from solatus, pp. of solari "to console, soothe," from PIE root *sel- "of good mood, to favor" (cf. Gk. hilaros "merry," O.E. gesælig "happy;" see silly).
Sentence: She found solace in her sister to help wipe away her grieving.
Question 1:What is Mrs. Bennet’s attitude towards her husband?
Answer: She is rushed and irritated with him. She wants Mr. Bennet to be interested in what she has to say, though it is a lost cause because he is not interested in gossip or social affairs.
Question 2: Why does Mrs. Bennet want Mr. Bennet and their five daughters to meet Mr. Bingley?
Answer:She wants Mr. Bennet and their five daughters to meet Mr. Bingley in hoped that he would wish to marry one of their daughters into his fortune.
Question 3: What is Mr. Bennet’s attitude towards his wife and daughters?
Answer: Mr. Bennet is indifferent and sarcastic with his wife in that he enjoys toying with her “nerves.” As for his daughters, he favors “Lizzy” for her “smartness of mind and tongue,” and thinks the younger girls as “silly and ignorant.”
Vocabulary: (page4) Fortnight: a period of 14 days, two weeks
Synonym: two weeks, 14 days
Etymology: 17c. contraction of M.E. fourteniht, from O.E. feowertyne niht, lit. "fourteen nights," preserving the ancient Germanic custom of reckoning by nights, mentioned by Tacitus in "Germania" xi. Related: Fortnightly.
Sentence: They stayed in London for a fortnight.
Vocabulary: (page4) Circumspection: careful observation of one’s surroundings and possibly consequences
Antonym: ignorance Synonym: cautious
Etymology: late 14c., "careful observation of one's surroundings," from O.Fr. circumspection (Mod.Fr. circonspection), from L. circumspectionem (nom. circumspectio) "looking around," noun of action from pp. stem of circumspicere (see circumspect).
Sentence: The circumspection of the matter proved the idea not a very good one.
Vocabulary: (page5) Rapture: an expression or manifestation of ecstacy or passion, to be carried away by overwhelming emotion
Antonym: depression Synonym: euphoria
Etymology: c.1600, "act of carrying off," from M.Fr. rapture, from M.L. raptura "seizure, rape, kidnapping," from L. raptus "a carrying off" (see rapt). Originally of women and cognate with rape (v.). Sense of "spiritual ecstasy" first recorded 1620s.
Sentence: The discovery enraptured my spirit to an elated state.
Vocabulary: (page5) Conjecture: an inference from defective or presumptive evidence, a conclusion deduced by surmise of guesswork, assumption
Antonym: fact Synonym: guess
Etymology: early 15c., from conjecture (n.). In Middle English also with a parallel conjecte (n.), conjecten (v.). Related: Conjectured; conjecturing.
late 14c., "interpretation of signs and omens," from O.Fr. conjecture "surmise, guess," or directly from L. coniectura "conclusion, interpretation, guess, inference," lit. "a casting together (of facts, etc.)," from coniectus, pp. of conicere "to throw together," from com- "together" (see com-) + iacere "to throw" (see jet (v.)). Sense of "forming of opinion without proof" is 1530s.
Sentence: I’m sorry to say that your conjecture is a sadly mistaken assumption sir!
Vocabulary: (page 5)Tumult: a disorderly agitation or milling about in a crowd, turbulent uprising
Antonym: peace, calm Synonym: hoopla, storm
Etymology: early 15c., from O.Fr. tumulte (12c.), from L. tumultus "commotion, disturbance," related to tumere "to be excited, swell"Sentence: Her emotions rose in a tumult and filled her with rage.
Question 1: Why did Mr. Bennet hide that he had gone to meet Mr. Bingley until the girls got frustrated?
Answer: He wanted to see the looks on their faces when he surprised them.
Question 2: Why does Mrs. Bennet want her girls to meet Mr. Bingley before Mrs. Long’s nieces?
Answer: She wishes to steal away Mr. Bingley with one of her daughters before one of Mrs. Long’s nieces does.
Question 3:Why did Mrs. Bennet start scolding one of her daughters instead of replying to Mr. Bennet?
Answer:Mr. Bennet’s statement made her angry, and consequently she did not want to admit he was right, so she changed the subject by scolding her daughter for coughing.
Vocabulary: (page6) Barefaced: having or showing a lack of scruples, upfront, plain to see
Antonym: cryptic Synonym: apparent
Etymology: 1580s, "with face uncovered or shaven;" see bare (adj.) + face (n.). Thus, "unconcealed" (c.1600), and, in a bad sense, "shameless" (1670s). Cf. effrontery. The half-French bare-vis (adj.) conveyed the same sense in Middle English.
Sentence: The barefaced liar was caught in his lie on the spot.
Vocabulary: (page 6) Supposition: something that is supposed, assumption, hypothesis
Antonym: fact Synonym: assumption
Etymology: early 15c., a term in logic, from L.L. suppositionem (nom. suppositio) "assumption, hypothesis," noun of action from pp. stem of supponere (see suppose); influenced by Gk. hypothesis.
Sentence: Her supposition falsely labeled him as lazy.
Vocabulary: (page6) Surmise: a thought or idea based on scanty evidence
Antonym: fact Synonym: assumption
Etymology: early 15c., legal, "a charge, a formal accusation;" see surmise (v.). Meaning "inference, guess" is first found in English 1580s, c.1400, "to charge, allege," from O.Fr. surmis, pp. of surmettre "to accuse," from sur- "upon" (see sur-) + mettre "put," from L. mittere "to send" (see mission). Meaning "to infer conjecturally" is recorded from 1700. Related: Surmised; surmising.
Sentence: Your surmise has yet to show any valid proof to back it up.
Vocabulary: (page7) Countenance: calm expression, mental composure, expression that offers approval or sanction
Antonym: discomposure Synonym: visage
Etymology: mid-13c., from O.Fr. contenance "demeanor, bearing, conduct," from L. continentia "restraint, abstemiousness, moderation," lit. "way one contains oneself," from continentem, prp. of continere (see contain). Meaning evolving M.E. from "appearance" to "facial expression betraying a state of mind," to "face" itself (late 14c.). The verb is late 15c., "to behave or act;" sense of "to favor, patronize" is from 1560s, from notion of "to look upon with sanction or smiles." Related: Countenanced; countenancing.
Sentence: Her countenance gave her an air of pleasant manners.
Vocabulary: (page7) Mien: air or bearing especially as expressive of attitude or personality
Antonym: bland Synonym: demeanor, unique presence
Etymology: "facial expression," 1510s, probably a shortening of M.E. demean "bearing, demeanor" (see demeanor) and influenced by M.Fr. mine "appearance, facial expression," which is of unknown origin, possibly Celtic (cf. Breton min "beak, muzzle, nose," Ir. men "mouth").
Sentence: She had the mien of a warrior.
Question 1: What did the Bennet sisters see of Mr. Bingley?
Answer: They only saw that he wore a blue coat and rode a black horse.
Question 2: What was the significance of Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy’s conversation?
Answer: Darcy penned himself as a proud, arrogant, and ‘above all others’ in saying that no one was worthy to dance with, that they were wasting their time, and that Elizabeth Bennet was “tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt” him.
Question 3: What was the significance of the number of times Mr. Bingley danced with Jane Bennet?
Answer: Jane was the only woman at the ball Mr. Bingley asked to dance with twice.
Vocabulary: (page11) Censuring: severe disapproval, harsh criticism, to criticize (someone or something) severely, condemn
Antonym: complement Synonym: criticize
Etymology: late 14c., from L. censura "judgment," 1580s, from Fr. censurer
Sentence: Lizzy could feel the censuring each aristocrat lashed at her with their eyes.
Vocabulary: (page11) Follies: A lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight, foolishness
Antonym: circumspectious Synonym: foolish, silly
Etymology: "revue with glamorous female performers," 1908, from Fr. folies (mid-19c.), from folie (see folly), probably in its sense of "extravagance"
Sentence: She regretted the follies of her younger days.
Vocabulary: (page11) Candor: frankness or sincerity of expression, openness, freedom from prejudice impartiality.
Antonym: deceiving Synonym: fari-minded
Etymology: "openness of mind, impartiality, frankness," c.1600, from L. candor "purity, openness," originally "whiteness," fromcandere "to shine, to be white" (see candle). Borrowed earlier in English (c.1500) with the L. literal sense "extreme whiteness."
Sentence: She displayed a great candor that invoked the trust of the room.
Vocabulary: (page11) Assail: To attack with or as if with violent blows, assault, to attack verbally, as with ridicule or censure, to trouble, beset
Antonym: assault Synonym: comfort
Etymology: assail: c.1200, from Old French assalir "attack, assault, assail" (12c., Modern French assaillir), from V.L. *adsalire "to leap at," from Latin ad- "at" (see ad-) + salire "to leap" (see salient). Figurative use from mid-14c. Related: Assailed; assailing; assailable.
Sentence: Nightmares assailed him frequently.
Vocabulary: (page13) Commodate: a gratuitous loan
Antonym: lend Synonym: borrow
Sentence: The rich patron commodated the young man in order for him to go off to college.
Question 1: How does Jane think of Mr. Bingley and his sisters and vice versa?
Answer: Jane thinks Mr. Bingley is “sensible, good-humored, lively…happy manners…perfect good breeding…also handsome,” and his sisters were “very pleasing women.” Mr. Bingley thought Jane an “’angel more beautiful.’” Mr. Bingley’s sister thought Jana a “sweet girl, and whom they should not object to knowing more about.”
Question 2: Compare and contrast Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy.
Answer: Darcy has an “easiness, openness, ductility of his temper,” he is “the superior” and “clever of Mr. Bingley, and is “haughty, reserved, fastidious, …not inviting.” Bingley was sure of being liked wherever he appeared, Darcy was continually giving offence. Bingley on the other hand is much of a social butterfly with an upbeat attitude, where even if he were disagreeing with someone or something, “he never appeared dissatisfied.” He will quickly acquaint himself with the room whereas Mr/ Darcy is impossibly picky, proud, and disapproving.
Question 3: What does Elizabeth Bennet think of Jane’s judgement and of Br. Bingley’s sisters?
Answer: “Lizzy” thinks that Jane has “liked many a stupider person” and would think well of anyone and everyone, and has “never heard you [Jane] speak ill of a human being” in her life. Although Jane thinks Mr. Bingley’s sisters are agreeable women, Elizabeth thinks they are “proud and conceited” and “think well of themselves.”
Vocabulary: (page13) Supercilous: cooly and patronizingly haughty
Antonym: humble Synonym: arrogant
Etymology: 1520’s “haughty, arrogant,” from supercilium, “haughty, demeanor, pride” “eyebrow”
Sentence: His pompous, supercilious behavior left a bad taste on her tongue.
Vocabulary: (page15) Piqued: a transient feeling of wounded vanity
Antonym: compliment Synonym: offense
Etymology: "to excite to anger," 1670s, from Fr. piquer "to prick, sting" (see pike (n.2)). Softened meaning "to stimulate, excite" is from 1690s. Related: Piqued; piquing.
Sentence: his fit of pique occurred after her sharp-tongued remark.
Question 1: Why did Sir William Lucas move from Meryton?
Answer: He moved after he was knighted by the King. In being knighted, he felt his living arrangement and occupation was beneath him, and quit both to move a mile from Meryton.
Question 2: Mr. Bingley’s skipping to Mr. Robinson’s last question suggested what?
Answer: Mr. Robinsons question was which girl was the prettiest, to which Mr. Bingley immediately replied, “Oh! the eldest Miss Bennet beyond a doubt, there cannot be two opinions on that point.” This suggests that the eldest Miss Bennet, Jane, was heavily on Mr. Bingley’s mind and by far his favorite.
Question 3: What was the Lucas’s and Bennet’s opinion of Mr. Darcy?
Answer: They think he is full of pride and that things or people ‘lesser’ than him are not worth a thought, but they do not blame Darcy for his pride because he has “a right to be proud” by having “family, fortune, everything in his favor.”
Chapter 6: C consolation- the act of being consoled, is comforted in themes of suffering.
Etymology- formed from the Latin word Consultation
S. - Solace
A. - Empty
“And it will then be but poor consolation to believe the world equally in the dark.” Pg. 17
Ascertain- to discover with certainty, as though examination or experimentation.
Etymology- Middle English- Ascertained- old French-careener-.
S. - Determine
A. - unknown
“Yes; these tour evening s have enabled them to ascertain that they both like Virgin that commerce”.
Chapter 7: Benevolence- a kindly act
Etymology- came from Middle English speech
“I admire the activity of your benevolence.” Pg. 26
Contempt- the feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
Etymology Middle English from Latin- contempt’s
A. - regard
“When Elizabeth left the table she showed heavy contempt.” Pg. 27
Chapter 8: Q: Do you believe that serving dinner at five O’clock is civil?
-Yes, I do believe this is a good time for dinner because it is not too late and it is not too early.
Q: Is Mr. Hurst a straightforward man and should Elizabeth spend any time with him?
-He is very straight forward as if his only personnel were to eat, drink, and play cards. This is how Mr. Hurst is she should just leave it like that.
Q: What do you think of Miss Bangles’ father’s book collection?
-I was impressed on how many books were left behind and the note collections.
Exquisite- characterized by intricate and beautiful design or execution.
Etymology- Middle English-exquisite- chosen- from Latin-exquisites-
A. - unattractive
“Her performance on the pianoforte is exquisite.” Pg. 32
Wretchedness- characterized by or attended with misery or woe
Etymology- middle english-wreeched, from breech
A. - livable
“They solaced their wretchedness however. By duets after supper, while he could find no better relief to his feeling than by giving his housekeeper directions that every possible attention might be paid to the sick lady and her sister” pg. 33-34
Chapter 9: Q: why is the country better than the city?
-They seem to think this because of all the beautiful land and how one can do so much plus all the balls.
Q: Do you think that Elizabeth’s mother will travel to see her daughter?
-Yes, I believe that their mom will go and see the sick daughter.
Q: Do you think the visit by Elizabeth to Jane was satisfying?
-Yes, Jane was grateful for the love of her family.
Chapter 10: Q: Describe how Mr. Darcy writes his letters?
-Mr. Darcy writes his letters with compassion and tries to be nice, although he writes wary sloppy.
Q: does Elizabeth seem quick to profile mar< Darcy or is she just running off of invalid information?
-I think Elizabeth is too gullible and takes information without validation that it is true. She also was quick to judge showing that she has no self-confidence.
Q: Do you think that in the end Mr. Darcy and Liz will work-out?
-No, they two are both fetched and need the deepest love for it to happen.
Expostulation- to discuss examines.
Etymology- first use 1573
“In an expostulation with her brother for talking such nonsense.”
Incrimination- Absolute, natural disposition
Etymology- 14th century
S. - Affection
“Do not feel a great inclination, Miss Bennet, to seize such an opportunity of dancing a reel?”
Inflexibly: variation of inflection, which means to be changed. Etymology- “incapable of being bent, physically rigid” also figuratively “unbending in temper or purpose” Synonym-determined, firm. Antonym-flexible, willing or reasonable. Pg 47- “…but Darcy, at whom it was all aimed was still inflexibly studious.”
Follies: a lack of good sense; nonsense or ridiculous ideas. Et-from early 13th century in Middle English meaning mental weakness or unwise conduct. Syn-foolish, reckless, silliness. Ant-knowledge, seriousness. Pg48-“Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.”
Propensity: a tendency or innate inclination. Ety-1520s, from obsolete adj. pro pense “inclined, prone”. Syn-bias, leaning, prejudice. Ant-dislike, disinclination. Pg49-“And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody.”
1. How does Mr. Bingley feel towards Jane? Give three examples. A-Mr. Bingley is very sweet to Jane and cares for her a lot. She is the first he addresses in a room, as in the book it says “He addressed himself directly to Miss Bennet.” He spends a half hour piling up the fire for Jane to feel more comfortable. Lastly, Mr. Bingley sits down next to Jane and speaks to no one else but her, showing how much he prefers Jane.
2. How does Miss Bingley show her interest for Mr. Darcy? How does Mr. Darcy show his disinterest towards Miss Bingley? Miss Bingley picks up a book just because Mr. Darcy does but pays almost no attention to it because she is too busy asking Mr. Darcy about his book. She then says that nothing is better than spending an evening reading which no one responds to, which I see as everyone knowing she’s trying to impress Mr. Darcy. Bored, Miss Bingley walks around and then asks for Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy to walk with her outside. Mr. Darcy shows disinterest by avoiding any talk with Miss. Bingley and declined her invitation.
3. What happens between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy that makes Miss Bingley jealous? When Mr. Darcy declines the invitation to walk with the two girls, Miss Bingley wants to know why and she is offended. When he explains that he will be in the way of their discussions and he can admire them from where he sits, Miss Bingley says to punish him by laughing at him. Elizabeth defends Mr. Darcy but at the same time argues with him in a playful manner.
Propitious: indicating a good chance of success. Ety-mid-15th century from porpicius. Syn-favorable, promising. Ant-unfavorable. Pg. 50 “Her answer therefore, was not propitious, at least not to Elizabeths wishes.
Laconic: using very few words. Ety- from a district around Sparta in southern Greece during ancient times who had very small speech. Syn-brief. Ant- wordly. Page 51 “but their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them.”
1. Why did Jane and Elizabeth’s mother want them to stay at Mr. Bingley’s and not be sent home? Jane became sick on her way to Mr. Bingleys residence, so Mrs. Bennet found it a perfect time to have Mr. Bingley admire Jane more so he could consider marrying her.
2. How did the girls get a carriage home despite theier mothers wish and why was Mr. Darcy happy they left? Elizabeth urged Jane to ask for a carriage so they could return home and Miss Bingley agreed. Mr. Darcy was glad to see Elizabeth go because he feared he gave her too much attention during her stay.
3. How did Mr. and Mrs. Bennet react to their daughters borrowing a carriage home? Mrs. Bennet was disappointed to see her daughters home despite her wishes and thought it very rude to have asked to borrow Mr. Bingleys carriage. She was also worried Jane could have caught another cold. Mr. Bennet was just happy to have all his daughters safe in the house again.
Odious: extremely unpleasant or repulsive. Ety- directly from odiosus, meaning hateful. Syn- creepy, offensive, disgusting. Ant-delightful, pleasing,lovable. Page 52 “Pray do not talk of that odious man.”
Conscientious: wishing to do what is right. Ety- 1610’s from conscientieux. Syn- complete, exact, punctual, reliable. Ant-careless, irresponsible. Page 54 “He seems to be a most and polite young man.”
Supposition: an uncertain belief. Ety-comes from assumption. Sny-doubt, opinion, suspicion, theory. Ant-fact, proof, knowledge, reality. Page 55 “..and his commendation of everything would have touched Mrs. Bennets heart, but for the mortifying supposition of his viewing it all as his own future property.”
1. Who is it who comes to the Bennets for a visit and why does Mrs. Bennet dislike him? The man is Mr. Collins who is Mr. Bennets cousin. He inherited the house the Bennets currently live in. Mrs. Bennet dislikes him because he can own the house if he pleases. Shes nervous when he comes over if he is going to kick them out.
2. What does Mr. Collins letter say? Mr. Collins wishes to heal the hate the family has for him by showing he will not take the house. He explains how he is already living in a great house that belongs to Lady Catherine de Bourgh and how he will carry out the services of being a clergyman.
3. How is Mr. Collins when he arrives at the Bennet's house and describe his appearance. Mr. Collins is polite, talkative and gives compliments to the property as well as how beautiful the girls are. He is twenty five years old, tall. Formal and seems to be put together.
Affability: a disposition to be friendly and approachable. Ety- late 15th century from Affabilite. Syn-friendliness, good-natured. Ant-impolite. Page 56”..such affability and condescension as he had himself experienced from Lady Catherine.”
Assented: to agree or express agreement. Ety-from assentir. Syn-approve, allow.ant-reject. Page 58 “Mr. Collins readily assented, and a book was produced.
Importune: as pressingly. Ety-1520s back formation from importunity or importuner. Syn-beg,invoke,demand,urge,pester. Ant-answer. Page 59- “But I will no longer importune my young cousin.”
1. What is said about Lady Catherine at dinner? Mr. Collins claims he has never witnessed such behaviour in a person of rank and such affability and condescension as he had from Lady Catherine. She enjoys Mr. Collins company and always treats him as a gentleman. Lady Catherine has only one daughter who is the heiress of Rosings.
2. What is wrong with Lady Catherine's daughter? Even though Miss De Bourgh is a charming, beautiful young lady, she is “of a sickly constitution.” Her illness prevents her from going out of town.
3. What did Mr. Collins and the Bennets do after dinner? Why did Mr. Collins become offended? After dinner Mr. Collins was invited to read to the family and gladly accepted the offer. He did not read novels, so Mr. Bennet showed him the volumes and Fordyce’s Sermons was picked. Lydia was too bored to allow Mr. Collins to read so she interrupted him with gossip. As Mr. Bennet and her daughters apologized and Mr. Collins expressed his offense.
Obsequiousness: trying to be respectful or pleasing. Ety-late middle english. Syn-flattering. Ant-insult. Page 60 “..of his authority as a clergyman, and his rights as a rector, made him altogether a mixture of pride and obsequiousness, self-importance and humility.”
Tete-a-tete: a private conversation or interview, normally between two people. Ety-french, meaning head to head. Syn-confidential discussion. Ant-open conversation. Page 60 “..for in a quarter of an hours tete-a-tete with Mrs. Bennet before breakfast, a conversation, beginning with his parsonage-house, and leading naturally to the avowal of his hopes..”
Cessation: a temporary or complete stopping. Ety-delay, inactivity. Syn-stop, halt, stay, suspension. Ant- go, continue. Page 61 “..but really talking to Mr. Bennet, with little cessation of his house and garden at Hunsford.”
Corroborated: to make certain or confirm. Ety-to strengthen or make strong. Syn-verify, support, validate. Ant-contradict, deny, reject. Page 62”Mr. Darcy corroborated it with a bow, and was beginning to determine not to fix his eyes on Elizabeth..”
1. What was Mr. Collins true intentions of trying to make amends with Mr. Bennets? Who did he have his eyes on? Mr. Collins intended to marry one of his cousins to make amends for inheirting the estate they lived on. He liked Jane very much at first, since she was the eldest but settled for Elizabeth since Jane might be marrying Mr. Bingley.
2. When the daughters are in Meryton who catches their eye? What does Elizabeth find out about him? The youngman is a man the girls have never seen before named Mr. Wickham. He is very handsome and easy to talk to. He just accepted a commission in the corps and was in town with an officer the girls knew, Mr. Denny. Elizabeth learns that Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham dislike each other when Mr. Darcy runs into the group of girls and the officers.
3. Who is Mrs. Phillips and what did she agree to do? Mrs. Phillips is the Bennet daughters aunt who is very friendly and observant. She agreed to invite Mr. Wickham and the Bennets over for dinner the next day so the girls could get to know him.
Countenance- appearance or expression.
Etymology- Mid 13th century, Old French: “demeanor” and Latin “restraint”
“But Mr. Wickham was as far beyond them all in person, countenance, air, and walk.”(Page 65)
Threadbare- having worn so threads show.
Etymology- 14th century, threads+bare
“The most threadbare topic may be rendered interesting.” (Page 65)
1. What was Mr. Collins most struck by while at the apartment?
a. -The size of the furniture.
2. What did the chimney cost?
a. -800 pounds.
3. Who did Mr. Wickham grow up with?
a. -Mr. Darcy.
Quadrille- historic dance, rectangular formation.
Etymology- 1773, French: four-sided battle square
“And of assisting to form a quadrille table at Rosings.” (Page 75)
1. Where were Jane and Elizabeth summoned from to receive the invitation to the ball?
a. -The shrubbery.
2. The Netherfield appealed to whom the most?
a. -All of the females.
3. Instead of dancing with Mr. Wickham, Elizabeth said she would dance with whom?
a. -Mr. Collins.
Simpleton- fool or ninny
Etymology- 1640’s, simple+ -ton (surname)
“Charlotte could not help cautioning her not to be a simpleton.” (Page 78)
1. What room did Elizabeth enter first at Netherfield?
1. Did Elizabeth accept Mr. Collins’ marriage proposal? Why?
a. -No because she said she simply could not be happy with him.
2. What was Mr. Collins’ motive for really wanting to marry a Bennet?
a. -Inheriting the Bennet house one day.
3. Why does Mr. Collins think Liz is not genuine with her answer?
a. -Because he thinks she is just being ladylike, so he decides to ask later.
Pretensions- claim or title to something, implication
Etymology- 1600- assertion, M.L. praetensio
“Madam, by thus withdrawing my pretensions to your daughter’s favor.” (Page 99)
1. What does Mrs. Bennet realize about her daughter?
a. -That she won’t marry Mr. Collins.
2. In the study, Mrs. Bennet threatens to do what to Elizabeth?
a. -She threatens to never see Elizabeth again if she refuses Mr. Collins’ offer.
3. Mr. Collins finally does what after being turned down and why?
a. -He withdrew his proposal to save a little face and more humiliation.
Peevish: easily irritated or annoyed
Etymology: Late 14c
“.. Elizabeth had only to suffer from the uncomfortable feelings necessarily attending it , and occasionally from some peevish allusion of her mother . “ pg 99
Assiduous: marked by care and persistent effort
Etymology: 1530s , From L. assiduus
“…and the assiduous attentions which he had been so sensible of himself …” pg 100
Fret: Agitation resulting from active worry
“ You have done your duty by her . and must fret no longer .” pg 103
1. WHy did Mr.Collins begins to ignore Elizabeth?
His attentions are transferred to Miss Lucas.
2. Who told Elizabeth that he was not at the ball and why ?
Mr.Wickham , because he did not want to be in the same room with Darcy.
3. who did Caroline want Mr.Bingley to marry?
Louisa ( MRs.Hurts)
Irksome: so lacking in interest
“ Mr. Collins to be sure was neither sensible nor agreeable , his society was irksome…”pg106
Inclination:a tendency to be too strict
Ethynology:early 15c, from M.Fr inclination
“…the lady felt no inclination to trifle with his happiness.” Pg.106
Matrimony: long/happy marriage
Ethynology:1300c, from O.Fr.Matremino
“Without thinking, highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object..”pg106
1. Who did Charlotte Lucas spend time talking to ?
2. When did Mr. Collins proposes to Charlotte? where did he go after?
Saturday Morning, and he left to Hunsford.
3. Why did Charlotte want to marry Mr.Collins ?
Because he can provide her a comfortable home.
Self-gratulation:the expression of joy
Etymology:late 15c, from L.Gratulationem
“…much self-gratulation on the prospect of a connection between the houses..”pg110
1. Who does the house go to when Mr.Bennet die?
Mr.Collins and his wife.
2. How long did it take Mrs.Bennet to forgive the Lucases?
3. Why did the relationship between Elizabeth and Charlotte change?
She feel that there can be no real confidence between them any longer.
Solicitude:a feeling of excessive concern
Etymology:early 15c, from O.Fr solicitude
“Elizabeth looked at her sister with incredulous solicitude, but said nothing.”pg.115
Candour: the quality of being honest
“ her mild and steady candour always pleaded for allowances..”pg.119
1. How long is Mr. Bingley staying in London for ?
2. What does it mean when Elizabeth declares that the world doesn’t make sense?
It means that Bingley loss interest in Jane.
3. Who was the one that refuses to condemn Mr.Darcy?
“It makes me very nervous and poorly to be thwarted so in my own family..” pg.120
Etymology:1580s , from Fr. Incivilite
“Is not general incivility the very essence of love?” pg.121
1. Who came to Longbourn to visit?
Mrs.Bennet’s brother and his wife (the Gardiners)
2. Where did Mrs.Gardiner and Wickham grow up at?
Near Pemberley, the Darcy estate
3. What was Mrs.Gardiner’s offer to jane? Why?
Come and stay in London with them, because she might be able to run into MR.Bingley.
Vocabulary: (page123)Imprudent: lacking discretion, wisdom, or good judgement
Antonym: discreet Synonym: brash
Etymology: late 14c., from L. imprudentem (nom. imprudens) "not foreseeing, unaware, inconsiderate, heedless," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + prudens, contraction of providens, prp. of providere "to provide," lit. "to see before (one)" (see provide). Related: Imprudently.
Sentence: Her imprudence made her untrustworthy in the respects of good choices
Vocabulary: (page128) Acquisition: the act of acquiring or gaining
Antonym: release Synonym: obtain
Etymology: late 14c., "act of obtaining," from Old French acquisicion (13c.) or directly from Latin acquisitionem (nom. acquisitio), noun of action from pp. stem of acquirere "get in addition, accumulate," from ad- "extra" (see ad-) + quaerere "to seek to obtain" (see query). Meaning "thing obtained" is from late 15c. The vowel change of -ae- to -i- in Latin is due to a Latin phonetic rule involving unaccented syllables in compounds.
Sentence: Her acquisition of a large salary suited her well.
Vocabulary: (page129) Detest: to feel intense and often violent antipathy toward
Antonym: love Synonym: despise
Etymology: early 15c., "to curse, to call God to witness and abhor," from M.Fr. détester, from L. detestari "to curse, execrate, abominate, express abhorrence for," lit. "denounce with one's testimony," from de- "from, down" (see de-) + testari "be a witness," from testis "witness" (see testament). Related: Detested; detesting.
Sentence: I detest olives, I wouldn’t eat one for 100 dollars!
Question 1: What did Mrs. Gardiner warn Elizabeth against?
Answer: Falling in love with Mr. Darcy.
Question 2: Who got married in this chapter?
Answer: Mr. Collins and Elizabeth’s best friend, Charlotte Lucas married.
Question 3:Mr. Bingley’s sister, Caroline, disheartened Jane by telling her...?
Answer: Caroline told her that Mr. Bingley was no longer interested in her, was moving out of Netherfield, and is now infatuated with Mr. Darcy’s sister instead.
Vocabulary: (page129) Thither: to that place, there
Etymology: O.E. þider "to or toward that place," altered (by influence of its opposite hider) from earlier þæder "to that place," from P.Gmc. *thadra- (cf. O.N. þaðra "there"), from *tha (seethat) + PIE suffix denoting motion toward (cf. Goth. -dre, Skt. -tra). The medial -th- developed in Middle English but was rare before early 16c. (cf. gather, murder, burden). Sentence: We went thither, and then back.
Vocabulary: (page131) Dejection: lowness of spirits
Antonym: elated Synonym: glum
Etymology: early 15c., from O.Fr. dejection "abjection, depravity; casting down" and directly from L. dejectionem (nom. dejectio), noun of action from pp. stem of dejicere "to cast down" (seedeject).
Sentence: Her dejection saddens me for her.
Vocabulary: (page132) Felicity: the quality or state of being happy, a pleasing manner or quality
Antonym: misery Synonym: warm fuzzies
Etymology: late 14c., from O.Fr. felicite (14c.) "happiness," from L. felicitatem (nom. felicitas) "happiness, fertility," from felix (gen. felicis) "happy, fortunate, fruitful, fertile," from L. root *fe-, equivalent of PIE *dhe(i)- "to suck, suckle, produce, yield" (see fecund).
Sentence: With a great felicity she cheered the room and served them all.
Vocabulary: (page133)Effusions: unrestrained expression of words or feelings
Antonym: conservative Synonym: unrestrained
Etymology: c.1400, "a pouring out," from M.Fr. effusion (14c.) and directly from L. effusionem (nom. effusio) "a pouring forth," noun of action from pp. stem of effundere "pour forth, spread abroad," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + fundere "pour" (see found (2)). Figuratively, of speech, emotion, etc., from 1650s. Sentence: Her silly effusions made a fool of her character.
Question 1: Where did Elizabeth go in March?
Answer: To Charlottes new home in Hunsford.
Question 2: Elizabeth held Wickham as a model of...?
Answer: The amiable and pleasing.
Question 3: Who was Mr. Wickham interested in?
Answer: Miss King.
Vocabulary: (page133) Amidst: in or into the middle of, surrounding by, among, during
Antonym: alone, distant Synonym: midst
Etymology: a variant of amid (q.v.) with adverbial genitive -s and parasitic -t. Amidde became amyddes (13c.) and acquired a -t by 1560s, probably by association with superlatives in -st.
There is a tendency to use amidst more distributively than amid, e.g. of things scattered about, or a thing moving, in the midst of others. [OED]
Sentence: Amidst the hoopla, she managed to find Chelsea.
Vocabulary: (page133) Ostentatious: market by or fond of conspicuous or vainglorious and sometimes pretentious display
Antonym: conservative Synonym: flamboyant
Etymology: 1701, from ostentation + -ous. Earlier in a similar sense were ostentative (c.1600); ostentive (1590s). Related: Ostentatiously; ostentatiousness (1650s).
Sentence: The ostentatious behavior shocked many.
Vocabulary: (page135) Tenor: the drift of something spoken or written, the concept, the object, or person meant in metaphor
Antonym: literal Synonym: jist
Etymology: c.1300, "general meaning, purpose, drift," from O.Fr. tenour "substance, sense" (13c.), from L. tenorem (nom. tenor) "contents, course," originally "a holding on," from tenere "to hold" (see tenet). The musical sense of "high male voice" is attested from late 14c., because the sustained melody (canto fermo) was carried by the tenor's part.
Sentence: The tenor of his speech was satirical in respect to those in the room.
Vocabulary: (page135) Gaiety: festive activity, high spirits
Antonym: depressed, gloomy Synonym: upbeat
Etymology: 1630s, from Fr. gaieté, from gai "gay" (see gay). In the 1890s, especially with reference to a London theater of that name, and the kind of musical shows and dancing girls found there.
Sentence: The roaring gaiety kept the party alive and moving.
Question 1: What was it that Elizabeth found concerning Mr. Collins’s manners?
Answer: Elizabeth found that even after marriage his manners did not change.
Question 2: What does Charlotte think of Lady Catherine de Bourgh?
Answer: Charlotte thinks Lady Catherine “a very respectable, sensible woman...a most attentive neighbor.”
Question 3: How did Elizabeth think Miss de Bourgh looked?
Answer: “sickly and cross”
Vocabulary: (page137) Toilette: formal or fashionable attire or style of dress
Sentence: The toilette of the season was vibrant reds.
Vocabulary: (page138) Stateliness: marked by lofty or imposing dignity, impressive in size or proportions
Antonym: puny Synonym: imposing
Etymology: "noble, splendid," late 14c., from state (n.1) in a sense of "costly and imposing display" (such as benefits a person of rank and wealth), early 14c.; a sense also preserved in the phrase to lie in state "to be ceremoniously exposed to view before interment" (1705). Hence also stateroom (1703), reserved for ceremonial occasions; earlier (1650s) it meant "a captain's cabin."
Sentence: His stateliness seemed to fill the whole room.
Vocabulary: (page139) Alacrity: promptness in response, cheerful, readiness
Etymology: mid-15c., from Latin alacritatem (nom. alacritas) "liveliness, ardor, eagerness," from alacer (genitive alacris) "cheerful, brisk, lively;" of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Gothic aljan "zeal," Old English ellen "courage, zeal, strength," Old High German ellian.
Sentence: Alacrity in a restaurant keeps people in seats, food in their mouths, and smiles on their faces.
Vocabulary: (page140) Genteel: having an aristocratic quality or flavor, elegant, graceful, no vulgarity or rudeness
Antonym: inappropriate Synonym: proper
Etymology: 1590s, from M.Fr. gentil "stylish, fashionable, elegant; nice, graceful, pleasing," from O.Fr. gentil "high-born, noble" (11c.); a reborrowing of the French word that had early come into English as gentle (q.v.), with French pronunciation and stress preserved to emphasize the distinction. Cf. also jaunty; gentile. OED 2nd ed. reports genteel "is now used, except by the ignorant, only in mockery" (a development it dates from the 1840s).
Sentence: Her manner and genteel gave the air of polite aristocracy.
Vocabulary: (page142) Quadrille: a four handed variant of ombre, a square dance for 4 couples made of 5 or 6
Etymology: 1773, "lively square dance for four couples," from Fr. quadrille, originally one of four groups of horsemen in a tournament (a sense attested in English from 1738), from Sp. cuadrilla, dim. of cuadro "four-sided battle square," from L. quadrum "a square," related to quattuor "four" (see four). The craze for the dance hit England in 1816, and it underwent a vigorous revival late 19c. among the middle classes. Earlier a popular card game for four hands (1726). Quadrille began to take the place of ombre as the fashionable card game about 1726, and was in turn superseded by whist. [OED]
Sentence: The quadrille lasted longer than usual and tired the feet of the dancers.
Question 1: What does Mr. Collins suggest Elizabeth wears and why?
Answer: He suggests that she doesn’t worry about looking rich, just wear your best dress because “she likes to have the distinction of rank preserved.”
Question 3: What two things was Lady Catherine shocked about Elizabeth?
Answer: She was shocked that all 5 sisters were looking for husbands at once, even though the youngest is 15 and the oldest is still unmarried, and that they were not taught by a governess.
Vocabulary: (page144) Phaeton: any various light four wheeled horse-drawn vehicles
Etymology: type of light four-wheeled carriage, 1742, from French (1735), from Gk. Phaethon name of the son of Helios and Clymene, who tried to drive his father's sun-chariot but crashed after almost setting fire to the whole earth. His name is lit. "shining," from phaein "to shine, gleam," from phaos "light" (see fantasy). Earlier as a name for a reckless driver (1590s).
Sentence: The phaeton arrived, pulled by two horses.
Vocabulary: (page145) Magistrate: an official entrusted with administration of the laws
Antonym: criminal Synonym: arbiter
Etymology: late 14c., "civil officer in charge of administering laws," from O.Fr. magistrat, from L. magistratus "a magistrate, public functionary," originally "magisterial rank or office," frommagistrare "serve as a magistrate," from magister "chief, director" (see master). Related: Magistracy.
Sentence: The magistrate proposed a new law.
Question 1: How long did Sir William stay in Hunsford?
Answer: One week.
Question 2: Where did Charlotte feel “beyond the reach of Lady Catherine’s curiosity”?
Answer: Along an open grove which was next to Rosings Park.
Question 3: What two men showed up at Lady Catherine’s house?
Answer: Mr. Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam.
Q: Why would Lady Catherine invite Liz over if when she arrived Cathy simply turned the other cheek?
-I think she was just setting up her nephew, Mr. Darcy for a chance to talk to her.
Q: Did Liz talk to Colonel Fitzwilliam to make dare mad?
-No, I believe they were just talking and ended up making Darcy jealous.
Q: Was Liz attitude on the piano harsh?
-No, Elizabeth was simply miss lead with information that bangle gave her, this caused many problems
Countenance- calm expression, mental composure
E. - middle English 13th century
S. - expression
A. - Agitation
Lady Catherine listened to half the song and then talked, as before, to her other nephew, till the latter walked away from her, and moving with his naval deliberation towards the piano forte, pianoforte, stationed himself so as to command a full view of the fair countenance.
Q: Give a detailed explanation of what you thought of Darcy and Elizabeth.
-It seemed very barren, almost like two socially awkward students being left alone and one must start some small talk but does not know how to start.
Q: Does Darcy enjoy being in Miss Elizabeth presences?
-I believe so, yet, he does not show it. It seems like a good way for them to get to know each other, especially when alone.
Q: Do you think that Darcy like Elizabeth?
-Yes, even though he hides it well one can clearly see that he has feeling for her.
Apprehension- anticipation of adversity or misfortune.
E. - Middle English, 14th century
s. - Misgiving
A. - ease
“And under that apprehension was putting away her half-finished letter that she might escape.
Intrusion- the act of wrongfully entering upon.
E. middle English 15th century
S. - willingly
A. - struck
”he seemed astonished too on finding her alone, and apologized for his intrusion, by better her know that he had understand all the ladies to be within.”
Q: From this bolo, does it seem like British people are opposed with tea?
-yes, it seems in every chapter that they are having some sort of occasion to drink tea.
Q: Is colonel Fitzwilliam pushing too hard with Elizabeth?
-No, in fact I do even think they are made for each other.
Q: How long do you think Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy go hiding their feelings?
-Not very long.
Q: Was right for Darcy to declare his love to Elizabeth at that moment?
-no, Elizabeth was already feeling sick and ill at that moment, plus, she was already fustraighted with Darcy. So he should have waited.
Q: is Elizabeth overreacting to what Mr. Darcy was saying
-I believe that she was just acting in the moment and Decry was just looking out for his good friend.
Q: was Elizabeth overreaction?
-Yes, earlier in the book she told herself that she would never accept an offer from Darcy.
Q: was it a smooth move for Darcy to write a letter to Liz and then meet her on her walk.
-I think it was little creepy because he met her on her walk right after the fight.
Q: did Mr. Darcy clear up the situation between them?
-yes, after Liz read it she understood everything.
Q: did Mr. Darcy fix everything?
-yes, so far and I think that him and Liz will get serious also wick man and Jane.
Contrariety: the quality or state of being contrary. Ety-1350-1400 Middle English contratiete. Syn-contradiction. Ant-agree. Page 174”But such as they were, it may be well supposed how eagerly she went through them, and what a contrariety of emotion they excited.”
Affinity: a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing or idea. Ety-1275-1325 Middle English affinite. Syn-fondness. Ant-dislike. Page 174”..and which bore so alarming an affinity to his own history of himself, her feelings were yet more acutely painful and more difficult of definition.”
Profligacy: reckless extravagance. Ety-1730-40 proflig. Syn-exaggeration. Ant-careful. Page 175 “The extravagance and general profligacy which he scrupled not to lay to Mr. Wickham’s charge, exceedingly shocked her..”
1. What did Elizabeth expect in the letter from Mr.Darcy? What was in it instead? Elizabeth thought Mr. Darcy would apologize for the things he said about Jane, Mr. Bingley and Mr. Wickham. Instead Mr. Darcy expressed his opinions once again only showing his proud not showing any regret.
2. What is Elizabeth’s reaction to the letter? Elizabeth is eager while reading the letter, but already had a prejudice against everything he had written. She was astonished; horrified, but she read the letter again and again.
3. What did Elizabeth think about for a while walking down the lane for two hours? Elizabeth thought about every variety of thought, and reconsidered the events she had been to, determining probabilities and tried to collect herself before she went home.
Propriety: conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior. Ety-1425-75 Late Middle English. Ownership propriete. Syn-etiquette, correctness. Ant-inappropriate. Page 181 “Miss Darcy, the daughter of Mr. Darcy of Pemberley, and Lady Anne, could not have appeared with propriety in a different manner.”
Chagrin: feeling of vexation marked by disappointment or humiliation. Ety-french. Syn-shame. Ant-pride. Page 182 “In her own past behaviour, there was a constant source of vexation and regret; and in the unhappy defects of her family, a subject of yet heavier chagrin.”
Upbraided: to find fault with or reproach severely. Ety- to adduce as a fault. Syn-blame. Ant-flatter. Page 181 “..but when she considered how unjustly she had condemned and upbraided him, her anger was turned against herself.”
1. Why does Lady Catherine invite Elizabeth to stay longer? Elizabeth seem to be out of spirits and Lady Catherine thinks it is because Elizabeth will have to leave soon. She also invites Elizabeth to go to London.
2. How does the Bennet family actually treat each other that makes Elizabeth ashamed? The father laughs at his family with their wild giddiness; the mother insensible of the evil; Elizabeth and Jane stick together to check the imprudence of Catherine and Lydia. Everyone’s personalities are ignorant, idle and vain.
3. How does Elizabeth view Mr. Wickham now? Elizabeth views Mr. Wickham’s character to be deceitful.
Consternation: a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion. Ety-1605-15 Latin. Syn-alarm,terror, panic. Ant-Composure, calm. Page 185” He then handed her in, Maria followed, and the door was on the point of being closed when he suddenly reminded them, with some consternation that they had hiherto forgotten to leave any message for the ladies of Rosings.”
Hitherto: up to this time; until now. Ety-1175-1225 Middle English-hitherto. Syn- so far. Ant-never.
1. How does Elizabeth feel towards her stay with Mr. Collins and Lady Catherine? Elizabeth enjoyed her stay and is very grateful. She liked being with Charlotte and how nice everyone was to her.
2. Who did Mr. Collins choose to marry and why? Mr. Collins chose to marry Charlotte because he felt they were designed for each other.
3. Where were Jane and Elizabeth headed and how long did it take to get there? Jane and Elizabeth took a carriage from Hunsford to see Mr. Gardner where they would be staying for a few days. It took four hours to get there.
Milliner: a person who designs, makes or sells hats for women. Ety- variant of obsolete. Syn- hat maker. Ant- hat destroyer. Page 186 “ These two girls had been above an hour in the place, happily employed In visiting an opposite milliner, watching the sentinel on guard and dressing a salad and cucumber.”
Contrivance: a plan or scheme; something contrived. Ety-1620-30 contrive. Syn-convience, contraption. Ant- disorganized. Page 188 “..and after some contrivance, the whole party, with all their boxes..were seated in.”
Congenial: agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in character. Ety- latin. Syn-pleasant or favorable. Ant-disagreeable. Page 189 “They would doubtless be congenial with the generality of female minds.”
1. What did Lydia want to treat her sisters to and why couldn’t she afford it? Lydia wanted to treat her sisters to food that seemed to be a feast but she bought a bonnet that her sisters thought were ugly.
2. Where does Lydia wish her father would take her and her sisters over the summer and why? Lydia wants to visit the officers camped in Brighton because it would barely cost money and she wants to flirt with the soldiers.
3. How did Lydia and Kitty behave in the coach that seemed childish to Mary? Lydia and Kitty drew up the blinds pretending like no one else was in the coach. They talked of treating their sisters, and talked loudly with laughter. Mary seemed unimpressed and confessed she would rather have read.
Allayed: to put (fear, doubt, etc.) to rest. Ety- Middle English-aleyen-to put down. Syn-soften, soothe. Ant-excite, disturb. Page 193 “ The tumult of Elizabeth's mind was allayed by this conversation.”
Fervently: having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit or feeling. Ety- Anglo-French. Syn- Passionate. Ant- dull. Page 193 “…and so fervently did she value his remembrance, and prefer him to every other man..”
1. How does Jane feel about the things Elizabeth told Mr. Darcy about Mr. Wickham? Jane thinks it is unfortunate that Elizabeth was so harsh and feels the words were undeserved.
2. Why does Elizabeth not want to tell anyone of Mr. Darcy's letter? Elizabeth thinks that Mr. Darcy would be extremely angry and that it would not be fair to put him in such amiable light.
3. What is Elizabeth hiding from Jane about Mr. Darcy's letter and why? Elizabeth is hiding all the rude things Mr. Darcy said about Jane and Mr. Bingley. Also all the things he said about her family. She does not want it to hurt Jane like it hurt her.
Contempt- disgust or anger
Etymology- 14th century, Latin: contemptious “scorn”
“Wholly unable to ward of any portion of that universal contempt which her rage for admiration will excite.” (Page 197)
1. Why did Elizabeth not want Lydia to go to Brighton?
a. -Because Elizabeth thought she was being imprudent.
2. What is Liz’s opinion of Lydia?
a. -She thinks Lydia is wild and may shame the entire family.
3. What is Lydia’s plan after the party?
a. -She wants to go to Meryton with her friend and go to Brighton after.
Etymology- 1530’s M.French: impunite
“I may enter his country with impunity, and rob it of a few petrified spars without his perceiving me. (Page 204)
1. What did Elizabeth realize about her parents?
a. -She realized her parent’s marriage is not one to model and her father makes her mother feel foolish while he is amused at it.
2. How does Liz view her mother?
a. -She sees past her mother’s vain ways and realizes she always made sure to raise her daughters correctly.
3. What does Lydia write in her letters?
a. -Her new gowns and latest flirts.
Etymology- 1650’s: whimsy
“But perhaps he maybe a little whimsical in his civilities.” (Page 218)
1. How does the housekeeper view Mr. Darcy?
a. -She is very adamant about how much of a good landlord and great master he is.
2. While going around the house, Liz thinks about what?
a. -She starts seeing and hearing about how good Mr. Darcy is and she thinks she may have misjudged him.
3. What does Liz realize about Mr. Wickham?
a. -She realizes he is not as reliable as everyone believes he is and attempts to express that.
“The perturbation of Liz’s feelings was every moment increasing. (Page 219)
1. How did Liz feel about Mr. Darcy’s arrival and why?
a. -She was nervous because she wanted to really impress him.
2. Elizabeth realizes her emotions about whom?
a. -She realized her strong emotions about Mr. Darcy and how she has begun to realize her feelings despite her off-putting behavior.
3. The Gardiner’s discover what about Mr. Wickham and Darcy?
a. -Mr. Wickham is not spoken highly of, while Mr. Darcy is praised and very trustworthy.
Etymology- 1400’s, nettled or nettling: to “provoke”
“And in seeing him at last look somewhat nettled, she had all the success she expected.”(Page 229)
1. Liz realized Miss Bingley’s behavior is motivated by what?
2. Miss Bingley attempts to get Liz to do what?
a. -She wants Liz to praise Mr. Wickham in front of Darcy to make him jealous.
3. What does Darcy admit about Liz?
a. -He thinks Elizabeth is one of the most attractive women he knows.
Commiseration:a feeling of sympathy
Etymology:1580, from M.Fr. commiseration
“..or the refrain from saying, in a tone of gentleness and commiseration.” Pg.233
Palliation:easing the severity of a pain
Etymology:early 15c, from M.L palliatus
“...afforded no palliation of her distress.”pg.235
1.Who did Lydia runs off with ?
2. Why did miss Bingley watches Elizabeth closely during their visit?
To see if Elizabeth and Mrs.Darcy speak much.
3. What did Miss Bingley do after Elizabeth and Mrs.Gardiner leave?
She criticizes how Elizabeth behavior was and how she dress.
Ethynology:1610s, from O.Fr.Regiment
“Could he expect to be noticed again by the regiment after such an affront to be colonel Foster?”pg.238
Elopement:the act of running away
Etymology:1540s, in Anglo-French
“As to what restraint the apprehension of disagree in the corps might throw on a dishonorable elopement with her...”pg.239
1.What did Elizabeth do for Wickham ?
She keep the secret to herself and save wickham’s bad reputation.
2. What did Mrs.Bennet believe in Mr.Bennet will do to Mr.Wickham?
Mr.Bennet would fight Mr.Wickham and die with him.
3. What were Lydia’s intention in the letter?
To get marry to Mr.Wickham.
Licentiousness:the quality of being lewd
Etymology:Middle 19c, Greek
“...that his licentiousness of behaviour in your daughter, has proceeded from a faulty degree of indulgence..”pg.251
Enormity:the quality of being outrageous
Etymology:late 15c, from O.Fr.enomite
“...or she could not be guilty of such an enormity, at so early an age.”pg.251
1.What did people in Meryton called Wickham after the incident?
“Angel of Light.”
2. What did Mr.Collins say in the letter that he send Elizabeth?
“ Lydia’s action will forever ruins the chance that the other daughter’s will get marry/”
3. How much money was MR.Wickham in debt because of gambling?
More than a thousand pounds.
Etymology:1630s, from Fr.exuberance
“...her joy burst forth, and every following sentence added to its exuberance.”pg.259
1.What did Mr.Bennet do in order to get MR.Wickham to marry Lydia?
Gave him $ 10,000 pounds .
2. Was Lydia and Wickham married when Mr.Gardiner found them?
No, because they did not have any money.
3. Did Mrs.Bennet think it was right to pay Mr.Wickham to marry her daughter?
Yes, she still thinks he has money and they’re poor.
Etymology:late 14c, from O.Fr aprobacion
“..he delivered on paper his perfect approbation of all that had been made for him.”pg.262
“That his anger could be carried to such a point of inconceivable resentment as to refuse his daughter a privilege ..”pg.263
1.Who did Mr.Bennet wrote the letter to? And why?
He wrote the letter to MR.Gardiner, to thank him for essentially bribing Wickham into marrying Lydia.
2. What did Mr.Bennet say about the wedding plan?
He did not give his daughter money even from the tinniest amount of money for wedding clothing.
3. What did Elizabeth wish she had never done?
She wish that she had never told Mr.Darcy about the Lydia-Wickham situation.
Alacrity - Eager willingness or readiness.
E- Of unknown origin, liveliness, ardor.
S- No synonym
A- Apathy, aversion, disinclination.
Austerity - A severe or stern look of manner.
E- Applied during World War 2, austereus.
S- Acerbity, asperity, astringence
A- Meekness, calmness.
Parade- To walk about ostentatiously.
E- Parade, a garish setting of form.
S- Array, autocad, cavalcade
A- Not shown
Q: When the couple arrives on the day of the wedding, what is there attitude like? Do they appear nervous?
A: No, they appear as if they have done nothing wrong.
Q: Was Lydia supposed to tell anyone that Mr. Darcy was at her wedding?
A: No she was not.
Q: Does Elizabeth pressure Lydia for more information?
A: No she does not.
Chapter 52: Impertinence- Unmannerly intrusion or presumption.
S- Presumption, Impudence
“Forgive my Impertinence” Page 272
Acquaintance - A person known to one.
E – Acquaint late 1400’s.
S- Associate, Companion
A- Aloneness, Seclusion
“I was delighted to meet her Acquaintance” Page 274
Quarrel - To disagree, squabble, wrangle.
E- 1520’s Querella
S- Argument, contention, controversy
A- Agreement, peace.
“Do not let us Quarrel about the past” Page 280
Q: Why did Mr. Wickman truly want to marry Lydia?
A: To settle his debts.
Q: Who settles Mr.Wickmans?
A: Elizabeth settles his debts.
Q: Do you think Elizabeth will be able to keep this under wraps?
Prodigiously – Remarkably large in extent
“I am Prodigiously proud” Page 280
Speculation- Theory or a guess
A- Fact or truth
S- Belief or cogitation
“No more Speculation” Page 283
S- Advance, bolt.
A- Go slow
Q: Is Elizabeth triumphant at keeping Mr. Wickman quiet?
A: Yes she is.
Q: How does Elizabeth feel towards Mr. Darcy?
A: She feels very awkward.
Q: Do the Bennett’s feel Wickman is good enough?
A: No they don't
Prudent – Wise in handling practical matters.
E- 1540’s Prude
S- Cautious, Discreet
A – Reckless, Careless
Wearisome – Physical or Mental Fatigue
S – Tiresome, Tedious
A – Energized
Abhorrent – Disgusting, Repugnant
E – 1560’s Ab-Horrid
S – Loathsome
A – Delightful
Q: Who does Mrs. Bennet invite to dinner?
A: She invites Bingley to dinner
Q: When given the chance does Bingley propose to Jane?
A: No he does not.
Q: What does Jane tell Elizabeth she feels?
A: That she is the happiest creature on earth.
Countenance – A person's facial expression .
S – Face, Mein
A – Expressionless
Solicitude – Being concerned or anxious
S – Care , Worry
A – Careless, Selfish
Panegyric - A public speech or published text.
E - Pane
S – Praise, Eulogy
A - Unknown
Q: Was the engagement settled?
A: Yes it was
Q: Do people think the bennets marriage is good or bad?
A:People think they’ve been fortunate
Q:Does Bingley ask permission for marriage?
A: Yes he does.
Vocabulary: (page299) Equipage: material or articles used in equipment, archaic, set of small articles
Etymology: 1570s, from Fr. équipage (15c.), from équiper (see equip). Now largely replaced by equipment.
Sentence: The equipage held all that was dear to me.
Vocabulary: (page300) Hermitage: secluded residence or private retreat
Antonym: open meadow Synonym: hidey-hole
Etymology: late 13c., "dwelling place of a hermit," from O.Fr. hermitage, from L. heremite (see hermit). Earlier in the same sense was hermitorie (c.1200), from M.L. hermitorium. Transferred sense of "solitary or secluded dwelling place" is from 1640s.
Sentence: He lived in hermitage, away from the world.
Vocabulary: (page302) Tacit: expressed or carried on without words or speech, implied
Antonym: explicit Synonym: implied
Etymology: c.1600, from Fr. tacite, from L. tacitus "that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent," prop. pp. of tacere "to be silent," from PIE root *tak- "to be silent" (cf. Goth. þahan, O.N. þegja "to be silent," O.N. þagna "to grow dumb," O.S. thagian, O.H.G. dagen "to be silent"). The musical instruction tacet is the 3rd person present singular of the Latin verb.
Sentence: The tacit played well enough to leave no one with question on who she had meant.
Vocabulary: (page304) Frivolous: of little weight or importance, having no sound basis, lacking seriousness
Antonym: serious Synonym: foolish
Etymology: mid-15c., from L. frivolus "silly, empty, trifling, worthless, brittle," dim. of *frivos "broken, crumbled," from friare "break, rub away, crumble." Related: Frivolously; frivolousness.
Sentence: The frivolous girls danced about carelessly.
Question 1: Who showed up unannounced to Mrs. Bennet’s home?
Answer: Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
Question 2: What two things did Lady Catherine complain about the house?
Answer: Lady Catherine complained that the park was small and the windows faced west.
Question 3: How did Lady Catherine feel about the possibility of Darcy and Elizabeth marrying?
Answer: She was infuriated and refused to accept it because she personally wished for Darcy to marry her daughter (Darcy’s cousin)
Vocabulary: (page309) Sagacity: keen in sense of perception
Antonym: unperceptive Synonym: sage
Etymology: c.1500, from O.Fr. sagacité, from L. sagacitatem (nom. sagacitas) "quality of being acute," from sagax (gen. sagacis) "of quick perception," related to sagus "prophetic," sagire"perceive keenly," from PIE root *sag- "to track down, trace, seek" (cf. O.E. secan "to seek;" see seek). Also used 17c.-18c. of animals, meaning "acute sense of smell."
Sentence: Her sagacity spared her several unfortunate incidents.
Vocabulary: (page309) Nuptials: the marriage rate
Antonym: divorce rate Synonym: marriage rate
Etymology: late 15c., from M.Fr. nuptial, or directly from L. nuptialis "pertaining to marriage," from nuptiae "wedding," from nupta, fem. pp. of nubere "to marry, wed, take as a husband," related to Gk. nymphe "bride," from PIE *sneubh- "to marry, wed" (cf. O.C.S. snubiti "to love, woo," Czech snoubiti "to seek in marriage," Slovak zasnubit "to betroth"). Related:Nuptially. "marriage, wedding," 1550s, plural of nuptial.
Sentence: The nuptials has risen over the past 40 years.
Vocabulary: (page309) Kindred: a group of related persons, a clan or tribe
Antonym: unrelated persons Synonym: family
Etymology: c.1200, kinraden, compound of kin (q.v.) + -rede, from O.E. ræden "condition, rule," related to rædan "to advise, rule" (see read). With intrusive -d- (17c.) probably for phonetic reasons (cf. thunder) but perhaps encouraged by kind (n.). As an adjective, 1520s, from the noun.
Sentence: My kindred came from many places in Europe.
Vocabulary: (page309) Patronage: the superior influence of a patron, kindness given with an air of superiority, jobs distributed by patronage
Antonym: independant Synonym: sponsorship
Etymology: late 14c., "right of presenting a qualified person to a church benefice," from O.Fr. patronage (14c.) from patron (see patron). Secular sense of "action of giving influential support" is from 1550s. General sense of "power to give jobs or favors" is from 1769; meaning "regular business of customers" is 1804.
Sentence: Her patronage kept us on our feet for the exchange of our kindness of words for her.
Question 1: Why did Elizabeth have apprehension to the marriage?
Answer: She feared that Lady Catherine would try to interfere until it is ruined.
Question 2: Who did Mr. Collins address his letter to?
Answer: Mr. Bennet.
Question 3: When Mr. bennet asked Lizzy if Lady Catherine called to refuse her consent of the marriage, Elizabeth rplied by...?
Answer: She replied by laughing because it was a choice between laughing or crying.
Vocabulary: (page 313) Abhorrence: to regard with extreme repugnance, loath
Antonym: despise Synonym: love
Etymology: 1610s, "in a position or condition to recoil," usually with from; from Latin abhorentem (nom. abhorrens), prp. of abhorrere; see abhor. Meaning "repugnant" is from 1650s. Earlier was abhorrable (late 15c.).
Sentence: Her abhorrence for all people twisted her into a bitter old woman.
Vocabulary: (page315) Benevolent: marked by or disposed to doing good, suggestive of goodwill
Antonym: cold-blooded Synonym: tenderhearted
Etymology: mid-15c., "wishing to do good, kindly," from Middle French benivolent and directly from Latin benevolentem (nom. benevolens) "wishing (someone) well, benevolent," related tobenevolentia "good feeling" (see benevolence). Related: Benevolently.
Sentence: The benevolence of the young man won every heart in the room.
Question 1: Where did they walk?
Answer: They walked to the Lucas’s house.
Question 2: Who is Georgiana?
Answer: Georgiana is Mr. Darcy’s little sister.
Question 3: How did Darcy feel about Jane and Mr. Bingley’s engagement?
Answer: He was delighted.
Vocabulary: (page319) Entreaty: a serious request for something
Antonym: undesired Synonym: plea, beg
Etymology: mid-15c., "treatment, negotiation;" see entreat + -y (1). Meaning "earnest request" is from 1570s. Related: Entreaties.
Sentence: My entreaty fell on deaf ears.
Vocabulary: (page323) Approbation: proof, an act of approving formally or officially, commendation, preaise
Antonym: disapproval Synonym: blessing
Etymology: late 14c., "proven effectiveness, excellence," from Old French aprobacion or directly from Latin approbationem (nom. approbatio) "an approval," noun of action from pp. stem ofapprobare (see approve). Meaning "approval, endorsement" is from early 15c.
Sentence: The approbation of the teachers made all of the students glow with happiness.
Question 1: Why was Elizabeth afraid to bring her engagement to light?
Answer: Only Jane liked Darcy, no one else in her family would have approved, or so she thought.
Question 2: What was ironic about what Mrs. Bennet was saying about Mr. Darcy?
Answer: She was condemning Mr. Darcy, and Elizabeth was going to tell her of their engagement.
Question 3: Mrs. Bennet changed her mind about Mr. Darcy because...?
Answer: He was rich and had been the one to pay Wickham to marry Lydia.
Vocabulary: (page325) Assiduous: marked by careful unrelenting attention or persistent application
Antonym: unfocused Synonym: diligent
Etymology: 1530s, from Latin assiduus "attending; continually present, incessant; busy; constant," from assidere "to sit down to," thus "constantly occupied" at one's work; from ad "to" (seead-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). The word acquired a taint of "servility" in 18c. Related: Assiduously; assiduousness.
Sentence: The diligent, assiduous student scarcely had time for friends.
Vocabulary: (page327) Err: to make a mistake, to violate an accepted standard of conduct
Antonym: correct, proper Synonym: blunder
Etymology: c.1300, from O.Fr. errer "go astray, lose one's way; make a mistake; transgress," from L. errare "wander, go astray, be in error," from PIE root *ers- "wander around" (cf. Skt.arsati "flows;" O.E. ierre "angry, straying;" O.Fris. ire "angry;" O.H.G. irri "angry," irron "astray;" Goth. airziþa "error, deception;" the Germanic words reflecting the notion of anger as a "straying" from normal composure). Related: Erred; erring.
Sentence: My err backed up my life into a rut, a bad place.
Vocabulary: (page328) Obsequious: marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness.
Antonym: presumptuous Synonym: brown-nosing
Etymology: late 15c., "prompt to serve," from M.Fr. obséquieux (15c.), from L. obsequiosus "compliant, obedient," from obsequium "compliance, dutiful service," from obsequi "to accommodate oneself to the will of another," from ob "after" (see ob-) + sequi "to follow" (see sequel). Pejorative sense of "fawning, sycophantic" had emerged by 1590s. Related:Obsequiously; obsequiousness (mid-15c.).
Sentence: The obsequious student followed the teachers whims like a pupply
Question 1: Darcy admire Elizabeth for her...?
Answer: “Liveliness of mind”
Question 2: Who had tried to separate Elizabeth and Darcy? Was it successful?
Answer: Lady Catherine de Bourgh, she was not successful.
Question 3: Darcy’s letter to Lady Catherine cause her to be...?
Answer: “Lady Catherine had been rendered so exceedingly angry.”
Vocabulary: (page329) Insipid: lacking taste or savor, lacking in qualities that interest
Etymology: 1610s, "without taste or perceptible flavor," from Fr. insipide (16c.), from L.L. inspidus "tasteless," from L. in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sapidus "tasty," from sapere "have a taste" (also "be wise;" see sapient). Figurative meaning "uninteresting, dull" first recorded 1640s, but it was also a secondary sense in Medieval Latin.
Sentence: The insipid girl only attracted my attention by her speaking, but not because of her looks or manner, both of which were very much plain.
Question 1: Who did Jane marry?
Answer: Mr. Bingley.
Question 2: Who did Elizabeth marry?
Answer: Mr. Darcy.
Question 3: How far apart did Jane and Elizabeth live?
Answer: Within 30 miles of each other.
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