AP Composition

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  1. ponderous
    Slow and clumsy because of great weight
  2. Ignominious
    Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
  3. Eminent
    high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished
  4. intimidated
    to make timid; fill with fear
  5. inscrutable
    Impossible to understand or interpret; impenetrable; mysterious.
  6. inexplicable
    Unable to be explained or accounted for.
  7. transgressions
    an act, process
  8. emaciated
    to waste away physically
  9. premediated
    characterized by fully conscious willful intent and a measure of forethought and planning
  10. machinations
    a scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end
  11. introspection
    a reflective looking inward
  12. pristine
    not spoiled, corrupted, or polluted
  13. affliction
    the cause of persistent pain or distress
  14. deleterious
    harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way
  15. propensity
    an often intense natural inclination or preference
  16. solace
    to give comfort to in grief or misfortune
  17. pertains
    to belong as a part, member, accessory, or product 
  18. visage
    the face, countenance, or appearance of a person or sometimes an animal
  19. pervaded
    to become diffused throughout every part of
  20. efficacy
    the power to produce an effect
  21. repugnance
    the quality or fact of being contradictory or inconsistent
  22. malicious
    having or showing a desire to cause harm to someone : given to, marked by, or arising from malice
  23. appellation
     an identifying name or title
  24. imminent
    ready to take place
  25. inimical
     being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolence
  26. veneration
    respect or awe inspired by the dignity, wisdom, dedication, or talent of a person
  27. ethereal
     of or relating to the regions beyond the earth
  28. calamity
    a state of deep distress or misery caused by major misfortune or loss
  29. nuptial
    of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony
  30. loquacity
    the quality or state of being very talkative
  31. stigma
     an identifying mark or characteristic
  32. necromancy
    conjuration of the spirits of the dead for purposes of magically revealing the future or influencing the course of events
  33. inauspicious
    • unfavorable
    •  in·aus·pi·cious·ly  adverb — in·aus·pi·cious·ness  noun
  34. manifest
    • readily perceived by the eyes
    • man·i·fest·ly  adverb
  35. amenable
  36. lurid
    causing horror
  37. exhortation
  38. evoke
    to call forth
  39. exemplary
    serving as model
  40. celibacy
    the state of not being married
  41. potency
    force, power
  42. abomination
    extreme disgust and hatred
  43. impalpable
    incapable of being felt by touch
  44. despotic
    tyrant dictator
  45. capricious
  46. lamentation
  47. Mollified
    to soothe
  48. indefatigable
  49. venerable
    made sacred especially by religious or historical association
  50. sagacity
  51. demeanor
    outward behavior
  52. annihilate
  53. to destroy
  54. apprehension
    anxious feeling of future
  55. Impelled
  56. parochial
    of or relating to a church parish
  57. emissary
    person sent to a special mission
  58. propagate
    to breed
  59. hypocrite
    one who pretends to be something they are not
  60. defunct
    no longer living, existing, or functioning
  61. auspicious
  62. enigma
    puzzling unable to explain
  63. misanthropy
    dislike of people
  64. vicissitude
    unforeseeable change
  65. transitory
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AP Composition
2013-01-24 04:05:03

The Scarlet Letter
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