The Talented Mr. Ripley Glossary

The Talented Mr. Ripley Glossary

Limply

With great difficulty

Groped

Grabbed inappropriately

Bracing himself

Preparing himself for bad news

Pang

A sharp feeling of pain or sadness

Reprieved

Free from punishment

Freelance

Self-employed and working for a range of different companies

Scrupulously

Having very strong morals and a clear sense of right and wrong

Maniacally

Crazily and erratically

Nil

Non-existent

Sordid

Foul and disgusting

Pittance

A very small amount

Remittance

Money that is sent as a payment or a gift

Gaudy

Extravagantly bright and over the top

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