The Hundred Dresses Glossary

The Hundred Dresses Glossary

incredulous

Too impossible to easily believe.

courteous

A show of polite consideration for others.

unison

A state of agreement or harmony among a group.

askew

Cock-eyed; tilted to one side; misaligned.

stolidly

Done with a lack of any outward display of emotion.

derisive

An expression toward another that is deeply contemptuous and disdainful.

cornucopia

Literally, that horn-shaped object filled with fruits and vegetables seen in many Thanksgiving image, but can also be used metaphorically to describe any large collection of an array of different things.

jaunty

A carefree and dashing demeanor verging on cockiness, but replacing arrogance with lively self-confidence.

dilapidated

In a run-down state due to a long period of neglect.

assail

An aggressive confrontation with another.

dismal

Miserably bleak and gloomy.

disconsolate

Profoundly sad to the point of being unable to be consoled.

shabby

In a ragged, used, overworn and tattered state.

contrary

Conflicting and opposing another state or view.

remnants

The parts that are left over from something that is being used; specifically, the leftover scraps of fabric used to make dresses.

disperse

Broken up in a fashion that causes the individual parts to move away from each other in opposite directions.

strewn

Distributed by being scattered.

downcast

The look of something experiencing feelings of depression or melancholy.

finery

A person’s finest and most fashionable accessories.

vain

Self-indulgent, hollow and worthless pride and self-appreciation.

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