Silas Marner Vocabulary

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Admonition

gentle warning; friendly reproof

Chary

characterized by great cautious and wariness

Dexterity

mental skill or quickness

Efficacy

capacity or power to produce a desired effect

Emigrants

people who leave a country to live somewhere else

Erudite

having or showing profound knowledge

Exhorted

urged strongly

Pallid

abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress

Repugnance

Extreme dislike; disgust

winnowing

the act of separating grain from chaff

Cajolery

flattery intended to persuade

Coppice

a dense growth of bushes

Destitute

poor enough to need help from others

Galling

causing irritation or annoyance

Gratuitously

freely; not called for by the circumstances

Odious

deserving hate or contempt

Profusion

the property of being extremely abundant

Ruminating

meditating; thinking

Sobriety

moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs

Vexation

the act of troubling or annoying someone

Alleged

declared but not proved

Complacency

the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

Conciliatory

appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile

Conviviality

a boisterous celebration

Hectoring

To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way

Oracular

obscurely prophetic

Piquant

attracting or delighting

Presentiment

a feeling of evil to come

Superfluous

more than is needed, desired, or required

Torpid

slow and apathetic

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