The Scarlett Letter Vocab

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The Scarlett Letter Vocab
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  1. Throng
    a great number of persons crowded together
  2. edifice
    a large, unusually impressive building
  3. utopia
    a place or state of political or social perfection; a perfect society
  4. sepulchres
    a burial vault built of rock or stone
  5. ponderous
    weighty or clumsy
  6. congenial
    pleasant; friendly
  7. inauspicious
    not prosperous
  8. inference
    the act of passing from one proposition, statement, or judgment considered as true to another whose truth is believed to follow from that of the former
  9. indubitably
    unquestionably
  10. venerable
    made sacred especially by religious or historical association
  11. infamy
    evil reputation brought about by something grossly criminal, shocking, or brutal
  12. impropriety
    the quality or state of being improper
  13. evanescent
    tending to vanquish like vapor
  14. ignominy
    disgraceful or dishonorable conduct
  15. visage
    appearance
  16. flagrant
    extremely or purposefully conspicious usually because of uncommon objectionable or evil
  17. countenances
    looks; expressions
  18. phantasmagoric
    a scene that constantly changes
  19. demeanor
    behavior towards others; outward manner
  20. abate
    put an end to
  21. writhing
    to twist in pain; to suffer keenly
  22. sagacity
    of keen mind; shrewd
  23. obstinacy
    fixed and unyielding; stubborn
  24. fervor
    intensity of feeling or expression
  25. ignominous
    shameful
  26. paramour
    an illicit lover
  27. vivify
    to endure with life or renew life; animate
  28. assimilate
    to absorb into the cultural tradition of a population or group
  29. efficacy
    effective as a means of remedy
  30. infantile
    characteristic of infancy or infants; babyish
  31. intrinsic
    originating or situated within the body or part acted one
  32. imperious
    commanding; dominant
  33. subsistence
    real being; existence
  34. benevolence
    desiring to do good to others
  35. imbibes
    to take or recieve into the mind
  36. appellation
    an indentifying name or title
  37. contagion
    the spread as of an idea, emotion, etc.
  38. sagacity
    the quality of keen and farsighted penetration and judgement
  39. guise
    manner or fashion
  40. askance
    with a side-glance; obliquely
  41. propagate
    publicize
  42. assented
    to agree to something
  43. peity
    reverence to God
  44. malice
    desire to see another suffer
  45. machination
    a scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end
  46. impalpable
    incapable of being felt by touch
  47. malevolence
    arising from intense or vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
  48. erudite
    possessing or displaying erudition;learned
  49. despots
    a ruler with absolute power and authority
  50. semblance
    outward and often specious appearance or show
  51. retribution
    punishment given in return for some wrong commiteed; judgement
  52. petulant
    insolent or rude in speech or behavior
  53. vivacity
    being lively in temper or conduct
  54. loquacity
    exceedingly talkative
  55. misanthropy
    a hatred or distrust of mankinf
  56. consecration
    the act of making or declaring sacred

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