The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter
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2014-05-24 13:14:15
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  1. To divide or distribute in shares
    allot
  2. pleasant, friendly
    congenial
  3. building
    edifice
  4. not prosperous or promising
    inauspicious
  5. weighty
    ponderous
  6. burial (vaults)= crypt
    sepulchers
  7. place or state of political or social perfection
    utopia
  8. embarrased
    abashed
  9. one who rejects a socially established morality
    antinomian
  10. foretold
    augured
  11. advantage
    behoof
  12. bold
    brazen
  13. area within a monastery
    cloister
  14. looks; expressions
    countenances
  15. one who studies word derivations
    etymologist
  16. tending to vanish, like vapor
    evanescent
  17. a support worn beneath a skirt to expand it at the hip line
    fathingale
  18. the upper class
    gentility
  19. holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines
    heterodox
  20. disgraceful or dishonorable conduct, quality, or action
    ignominy
  21. unquestionably
    indubitably
  22. fame for something evil
    infamy
  23. wickedness
    iniquity
  24. midday; noon
    meridian
  25. appearance; aspect
    mien
  26. facial features held to show qualities of mind or character by their configuration or expression
    physiognomies
  27. exceeding what is natural
    preternatural
  28. objection
    remonstrance
  29. roundness
    rotundity
  30. subjected to severe criticism
    scourged
  31. designed to regulate habits on moral or religious grounds
    sumptuary
  32. believe
    trow
  33. face
    visage
  34. to put an end to or lessen
    abate
  35. to explain in detail
    expound
  36. intensity; passion
    fervor
  37. wrinkles
    furrows
  38. weapons consisting of a battle ax and pike mounted on a long handle
    halberds
  39. different in kind
    heterogenous
  40. gruesome; sensational
    lurid
  41. stubborness
    obstinacy
  42. perhaps
    peradventure
  43. shrewdness
    sagacity
  44. a temporary stay
    sojourn
  45. power or process of transforming something common into something precious
    alchemy
  46. willing to yield; agreeable
    amenable
  47. lover
    paramour
  48. leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal
    peremptory
  49. subordinate chiefs of the Algonquin Indians
    sagamores
  50. to be absorbed into the dominant cultural tradition
    assimilate
  51. stubbornly disobedient; rebellious
    contumaciously
  52. advantages
    emoluments
  53. of the common people
    plebeian
  54. forefathers
    progenitors
  55. to make likely; to animate
    vivify
  56. whim
    caprice
  57. scarcity; lack
    dearth
  58. effectiveness
    efficacy
  59. established hatred
    enmity
  60. expression through gestures
    gesticulation
  61. characteristic infants; babyish
    infantile
  62. changeableness
    mutability
  63. of an esoteric doctrine or mysterious art
    cabalistic
  64. prominence; superiority
    eminence
  65. not destroyed or lost
    extant
  66. commanding; dominant
    imperious
  67. originating or situated within
    intrinsic
  68. pale; dull
    pallid
  69. uncorrupted; pure
    pristine
  70. to leave behind; to give up
    relinquish
  71. existence
    subsistence
  72. volume forming part of a larger work
    tome
  73. pale or sickly
    wan
  74. brought forward as evidence
    abbuced
  75. although or even if
    albeit
  76. earnest request
    behest
  77. not to be annulled or made void
    indefeasible
  78. charlatan; quack
    mountebank
  79. forcefulness
    vehemence

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