Scarlet Letter vocab 1

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Scarlet Letter vocab 1
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2011-10-02 22:45:27
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various words from The Scarlet Letter
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  1. ponderous
    massive, unwieldy
  2. edifice
    a building, especially one of important size
  3. inauspicious
    ill-omened
  4. scourged
    whipped, flogged; chastened severely
  5. evanescent
    transitory; fleeting
  6. ingominy
    dishonor; degradation
  7. pillory
    a wooden framework with holes for hands and head, used as punishment
  8. vie
    to contend or compete with
  9. cloister
    a place of religious seclusion
  10. mien
    manner; appearance
  11. eminent
    distinguished, as in reputation
  12. plaintive
    sorrowful; mournful
  13. inscrutable
    impenetrable; enigmatic
  14. progenitor
    a direct ancestor

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