American Lit - Puritanism

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  1. obscure
    hidden by darkness, not readily understood
  2. sufficient
    enough to meet the needs of a situation
  3. entreated
    • asked sincerely, begged
    • "whereupon I earnestly entreated the Lord"
  4. melancholy
    • sad, sorrowful
    • "in that melancholy time"
  5. appease
    • calm, satisfy
    • "they have done nothing in the least to appease"
  6. incensed
    • angered, enraged
    • "of an inceased God"
  7. constitution
    • physical condition
    • "the good state of your bodily constitution"
  8. abhors
    • scorns, hates
    • "some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you"
  9. ascribed
    • regarded as coming from a certain cause
    • "It is to be ascribed to nothing else"
  10. consternation
    • confusion resulting from fear of shock
    • "...threw me into the greatest consternation"
  11. improvident
    • careless, not providing for the future
    • "thus falling victims to the improvident avarice"
  12. avarice
    • greed
    • "thus falling victims to the improvident avarice"
  13. prodigious
    • great/expansive
    • "there is prodigious danger"
  14. conjure
    • to call forth with a spell
    • "We'd only be whipped for conjuring the boys"
  15. pretense
    a mask, pretend, false
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