The Tales of Edgar Allen Poe

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Tom Clements

assignation

a romantic meeting

exequy

a death wish

sophist

one who specializes in elaborate philosophy and argumentation

denounce

to condemn

sable

the color of black

livid

eerily luminous

preternatural

extraordinary or unnatural

placidly

calmly

sullen

brooding, gloomy

niche

a recess in the wall

solemn

somberly impressive

ennui

bored, lacking interest or energy

countenance

appearance

lattice

window with crisscrossed pattern

pallor

extreme paleness of the skin

tumult

a state of confusion

civility

behavior

belie

misrepresent

evince

to show clearly or display

profusion

abundance

vestige

trace, remnant

pomp

a display of magnificence

embellishment

an ornament

decora

properness, tastefulness, a state of social correctness

melancholy

sad, depressing

censer

a container in which incense is burned

cataract

a sudden rush of water

welter

to writhe or toss

reconcile

to accept

singular

uncommon, peculiar

insipidity

blandness, lack of flavor

patrimony

inheritance

profanation

the act of abusing or disrespecting sacred things

construe

to explain or interrupt

deference

yielding to the views of another

perspicacity

shrewdness

pore

to study closeley

coquetry

playful behavior, flirtation

quintessence

concentrated essence

affectation

fakeness, phoniness

statuary

one who makes statues

deamanor

one's behavior or conduct

pervade

to become diffused

dalliance

the act of wasting time

levity

humor

solemnity

dignified seriousness

descant

to make lengthy comments or criticisms

trepidation

fear, anxiety

unction

intensity of feeling or expression

reverie

a daydream

ethereal

not earthly, spiritual

billow

a great wave of sea water

delineation

depiction, representation

countenance

appearance

anomaly

an irregularity or deviation from the norm

cherub

a winged angel

chastity

purity, virginity

antediluvian

ancient

incongruous

disagreeing

sublimation

a restriction put upon one self

pall

to cover with something that conceals

arabesque

elaborate intricate pattern

incoherent

unable to think or express one's thoughts clearly

livid

pale

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