Scarlet Letter

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Scarlet Letter
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  1. Augured
    to predict from signs or omens; foretell
  2. Physiognomy
    the face or countenance
  3. Venerable
    commanding respect by virtue of age, dignity, character, or position
  4. Malefactress
    a woman who violates the law or does evil
  5. Beade
  6. Ignominy
    disgrace; dishonor; public contempt
  7. Scaffold
    a temporary structure for holding workers and materials
  8. Visage
    the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc
  9. Pillory
    a wooden framework
  10. Magistrate
    a civil officer charged with the administration of the law
  11. Mien
    air, or demeanor, as showing character
  12. Edifice
    a large building
  13. Inauspicious
    boding, unfavorable
  14. Soujourn
    a temporary stay
  15. Iniquity
    immoral behavior
  16. Tremulous
    shaking or quivering slightly
  17. Rankle
    continue to be painful
  18. Sagacity
    acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment; discrimination
  19. Loquacity
    talkative
  20. Lament
    to mourn or grieve
  21. Lamentation
    grief
  22. Misanthropy
    hatred, dislike, or distrust of humankind
  23. Discourse
    dialougue
  24. Propinquity
    nearness in proximity
  25. Sedulous
    determined; diligent in attention
  26. Sexton
    an official of church charged with taking care of the edifice and its contents, ringing the bell, etc and sometimes with burying the dead
  27. Penance
    a punishment undergone in token of penitence for sin
  28. Penitence
    shame
  29. Scourge
    torment
  30. Vigil
    wakefulness maintained for any reason during the normal hours for sleeping
  31. Tapestry
    drapery, curtain
  32. Zenith
    a highest point or state
  33. Scintillating
    sparkly, dazzaling
  34. Scrofula
    tuberculosis

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