Emerson's Essay Vocabulary

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eclat

(n) brilliant success

lethe

(n) forgetfulness; a dreamy state of forgetfulness

hobgoblin

(n) a source of fear or worry

suffrage

(n) support or the right to vote

expiate

(v) to make amends, show remorse or suffer punishment

aboriginal

(adj.) indigenous; existing from the earliest known times

parallax

(n) apparent change of position

impertinence

(n) boldness and rudeness, especially to a superior

rogue

(n) someone who is unscrupulous or dishonest or mischievious

docility

(n) the quality of being easily taught or controlled

inly

(adv.) in an inward way

perpetual

(adj.) constant, unchanging

sublime

(n) that which inspires awe

admonishing

(adj.) mildly warning

manifold

(adj.) many different

indubitably

(adv.) without a doubt

integrate

(v) unify

slough

(n) outer layer of a snake's skin, which is shed periodically

perennial

(adj.) recurring yearly

blithe

(adj.) carefree

occult

(adj.) hidden

indigence

(n) destitution; extreme poverty

indolent

(adj.) lazy, lethargic and not showing any interest

intercalate

(v) to insert extra time into the calender

lubricity

(n) lewdness; behavior that is obscene or unchaste

coadjutor

(n) an assistant

sot

(n) an offensive term for somebody who habitually drinks alcohol to excess

tempest

(n) a severe storm with very high winds

ballast

(n) something gives bulk or stability

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