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Glossary of Scarlet Letter Vocab 6-15

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panoply
complete armor of a warrior
venerable
old and respected
benevolence
kindness, generosity
apparition
a ghostly figure
temporal
pertaining to time
albeit
although
mountebank
a trickster
aver
to affirm
sunder
to divide
pillory
to expose to ridicule and abuse
chirurgical
surgical
exemplary
worthy of being imitated, commendable
nether
beneath or below
erudition
extensive learning
infernal
relating to hell
propagate
to multiply or breed
palliate
to make less severe
somniferous
causing sleep
odious
hateful
machination
a plot or scheme
abstruse
difficult to understand
ethereal
delicate, heavenly
pith
the central part of anything, the essence
somanambulism
sleep-walking
zenith
highest point
expiation
atonement
torpid
dormant, hibernating
replete
plentifully supplied
scurrilous
foul-mouthed
portent
omen
abase
to lower
propensity
a tendency
effluence
flowing out
obviate
to make unnecessary
propinquity
nearness, proximity
sedulous
industrious
acrid
harsh to taste or smell
petulent
unreasonably irritable
imbue
saturate
mutability
change ability
prolific
fertile
caprice
an impulsive change of mind
scourge
a whip used to inflict punishment
revile
to use abusive language
enmity
hatred
dearth
scarcity, lack of
deportment
behavoir
abyss
bottomless pit, hell
ludicrous
ridiculous
pristine
primative or original, uncorrupted
wan
unnaturally pale
similitude
similarity
extant
still in existence
cabalistic
mysterious
tome
large volume or book

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