The Lost Girl

Hello there! I continue reading ‘The Lost Girl’ by D.H. Lawrence. I should admit that at first I was not fond of it, it seemed too mundane. However, now I’m looking forward to sneaking a minute to read, because the plot started simmering and is already on the brink of (I’ll teach you this expression later!) boiling.

Alvina, the main character, is torn between her duty at her father’s house and the passion that has been evoked by an Italian street performer. He wants to leave for another country, and now Alvina is at a loss… what decision will she make and will she be happy with it? I don’t know yet! I’m zealous to find out.

Incidentally, I’d like to share a few marvelous coincidences in my life. Yesterday I was watching ‘The Prime of Miss Brodie’ and she started talking about D.H. Lawrence! I was so taken aback that I wrote about it to my friend from Italy. And it turned out he had read the novel Miss Brodie was talking about. I am reading a book by this author about Italians, and my Italian friend had read that one specific work from the movie. Everything is so connected in life, just mind-blowing!

Not it’s high time I showed you some new words and expressions.

Synonyms: mournful, sorrowful

Antonyms: festive, cheerful

2. Spruce — tidy and clean in appearance.

Synonyms: dapper

Antonyms: frowsy, disheveled

3. To deign to — to do something unwillingly and in a way that shows that you think you are too important to do it.

Synonyms: lower oneself, condescend, stoop, vouchsafe

Antonyms: refuse, hold head high.

4. In indignation — anger about a situation that you think is wrong or not fair

Synonyms: resentment, umbrage

Antonyms: delight

5. On the brink of sth- something important, terrible, or exciting, you are just about to do it or experience it.

Synonyms: on the edge, on the point, at the threshold, on the borderline

6. Huffy (to get huffy with someone) — angry and offended.

Synonyms: crotchety

Antonyms: delighted, cheerful

7. Deference — respect and politeness.

Synonyms: complaisance

Antonyms: disregard

8. Exasperated — annoyed, especially because you can do nothing to solve a problem.

Synonyms: infuriated, incensed

9. To snub — to insult someone by not giving them any attention or treating them as if they are not important.

Synonyms: to rebuff, to neglect

Antonyms: to praise, to pay attention

10. To coax — to persuade someone gently to do something or go somewhere, by being kind and patient, or by appearing to be.

Synonyms: to cajole, to wheedle

Antonyms: to turn off, to disenchant

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