Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Vocabulary

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rapturous

full of
feeling
manifesting joy or delight

ineffable

incapable of being expressed or described in words
inexpressible

obdurate

unmoved by persuasion
pity, stubborn, resistant, or unyielding

odium

subjected to hatred and contempt as a result of a despicable act or blameworthy circumstance

insurrection

instance of revolting against civil authority

ardently

passionate, intensely devoted
warmth of feeling

manifestation

outward indication

imputations

attribution or accusation
fault or crime

exculpate

to clear from alleged fault or guilt
vindicate

commensurate

equal in measure
coextensive, corresponding in amount

depravity

absolute inability
radical or total corruption
degradation

privation

lack of usual comforts or necessities of life

dissipation

wasting by misuse
mental distraction
amusement, diversion

providence

care or preparation in advance
foresight
prudent managmenet

conjecture

formation of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof

profligate

utterly and shamelessly immoral
thoroughly dissolute
recklessly prodigal or extravagant

lacerated

wound of injury in which skin is torn
to rip, cut, or tear
to cause deep emotional pain; distress

impertinent

irrelevant, intrusive or presumptuous
insolently rude; uncivil

pernicious

highly destructive
deadly
causing harm or ruin

impudence

quality of being offensively bold
insolence or obsolete
lack of modesty
shamelessness

imbue

to impregnate or inspire

sagacity

acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment

jargon

meaningless tale or writing; gibberish

pious

devotion to divine worship

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