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Block 7's vocab for Crime and Punishment. This list will appear shorter than DWil's list by a few words. This is because I removed the repeated words (fastidious, fastidiousness). Enjoy!

Abnegation

n. Self-denial; a refusal or denial

Abscess

n. Collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration and surrounded by an inflamed area.

Absent

adj. Not in a certain place at a given time; lacking; not present

Accursed

adj. Under a curse; doomed; ill-fated

Admonition

n. Counsel, advice, or caution; a warning given by a church official

Amiably

adv. Done in a friendly or plesent manner

Apropos

adv. Fitting; at the right time; adj. opportune; pertinent

Aureole

n. A radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage; a halo

Aversion

n. A strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy

Balalaika

n. A Russian musical instrument having a triangular body and a neck like that of a guitar.

Base

adj. Morally low; without estimable personal qualities; dishonorable; meanspirited; selfish; cowardly; of little or no value, worthless

Benefactor

n. A person who makes a bequest or endowment, as to an institution; helper

Benevolence

n. Desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness

Bequeath

v. To dispose of (personal property, esp. money) by last will

Bilious

adj. Of, relating to, or containing bile (a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, esp. of fats.)

Blackguard

n. A low, contemptible person; scoundrel

Blurt

v. To utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge impulsively or unadvisedly

Brandish

v. To shake or wave, as a weapon; flourish

Brigand

n. A bandit, esp. one of a band of robbers in mountain or forest regions.

Brocade

n. Fabric woven with an elaborate design, esp. one having a raised overall pattern.

Brooch

n. A clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.

Brooded

v. To think or worry persistently or moodily about; ponder

Buxom

adj. (of a woman) full-bosomed; (of a woman) healthy, plump, cheerful, and lively.

Calumny

n. A false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something

Cambric

n. A thin, plain cotton or linen fabric of fine close weave, usually white

Candid

adj. Frank; outspoken; open and sincere; straightforward; forthright

Capricious

adj. Subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; mercurial

Casuist

n. An oversubtle or disingenuous reasoner, esp. in questions of morality; a person who studies and resolves moral problems of judgment or conduct arising in specific situations.

Casuistry

n. Specious, deceptive, or oversubtle reasoning, esp. in questions of morality; fallacious or dishonest application of general principles; sophistry.

Censure

n. Strong or vehement expression of disapproval

Charlatan

n. A person who pretends to more knowledge or skill than he or she possesses; quack

Cockaded

n. A rosette, knot of ribbon, etc., usually worn on the hat as part of a uniform, as a badge of office, or the like.

Cock-sparrow

n. A male sparrow

Coiner

n. One who makes or handles coins

Complacent

adj. Pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied

Concertina

n. A musical instrument resembling an accordion but having buttonlike keys, hexagonal bellows and ends, and a more limited range

Confess

v. To acknowledge or avow (a fault, crime, misdeed, weakness, etc.) by way of revelation; to own or admit as true; to declare or acknowledge (one's sins), esp. to God or a priest in order to obtain absolution.

Congealed

v. To change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing

Conscious

adj. Aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings

Consternation

n. A sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay.

Consumptive

n. A person who suffers from tuberculosis

Contorted

adj. Twisted in a violent manner; distorted

Conventional

adj. Conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste: conventional behavior; ordinary rather than different or original

Conviction

n. A fixed or firm belief

Countenance

n. Appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face; calm facial expression; composure

Cravat

n. Necktie; a cloth, often made of or trimmed with lace, worn about the neck by men

Crinoline

n. A petticoat of haircloth or other stiff material, worn under a full skirt to keep it belled out

Cupola

n. A light structure on a dome or roof, serving as a belfry, lantern, or belvedere

Decamped

v. To depart from a camp; to pack up equipment and leave a camping ground; to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously

Decanter

n. A vessel, usually an ornamental glass bottle, for holding and serving wine, brandy, or the like.

Deposition

n. The removal from an office or position; the reinterment of the body or the relics of a saint; the giving of testimony under oath

Depravity

n. Moral corruption or degradation; turpitude

Dictate

v. To say or read (something) aloud for another person to transcribe or for a machine to record

Dissembler

v. To give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of

Dray

n. A low, strong cart without fixed sides, for carrying heavy loads

Edify

v. To instruct or benefit, esp. morally or spiritually; uplift

Egoist

n. A self-centered or selfish person; an arrogantly conceited person

Elude

v. To avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery; to escape the understanding, perception, or appreciation of

Enigmatic

adj. Resembling an enigma (a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation); perplexing; mysterious

Entreaty

n. Earnest request or petition; supplication

Estimable

adj. Worthy of esteem; deserving respect or admiration

Expostulate

v. To reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate

Fastidiousness

n. A careful or meticulous attention to detail

Fetching

adj. Charming; captivating, as of a person

Filigree

n. Delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires; anything very delicate or fanciful

Foppish

adj. Resembling or befitting a fop (a man who is excessively vain and concerned about his dress, appearance, and manners); excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner

Frayed

v. To wear (cloth, rope, etc.) to loose, raveled threads or fibers at the edge or end; cause to ravel out

Garret

n. An attic, usually a small, wretched one

Gaudy

adj. Brilliantly or excessively showy: gaudy plumage; cheaply showy in a tasteless way; flashy

Giddiness

n. Silliness, dizziness, or lightheadedness; vertigo

Guffaw

n. A loud, unrestrained burst of laughter

Hapless

adj. Unlucky; luckless; unfortunate

Harlot

n. A prostitute; *****

Harpy

n. a ravenous, filthy monster having a woman's head and a bird's body; a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman

Hemmed

v. To fold back and sew down the edge of (cloth, a garment, etc.); form an edge or border on or around

Homage

n. Respect or reverence paid or rendered

Huckster

n. A retailer of small articles, esp. a peddler of fruits and vegetables; hawker; a person who employs showy methods to effect a sale, win votes

Hypochondriac

adj. Pertaining to or suffering from hypochondria (excessive worry or talk about one's health)

Imbibe

v. To consume (liquids) by drinking; drink; to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat; to take or receive into the mind

Imperiously

adj. Domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing; urgent; imperative

Impetuously

adj. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive

Impudent

adj. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery; shameless or brazenly immodest

Incredulous

adj. Disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical; indicating or showing unbelief

Indecorous

adj. Violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety; unseemly

Indignation

n. Strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger

Ineradicable

adj. Not capable of being eradicated, rooted out, or completely removed

Ingenuously

adj. Characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction

Iniquity

n. Gross injustice or wickedness; a violation of right or duty; wicked act; sin

Insolence

n. Contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech

Inveterate

adj. Settled or confirmed in a habit, practice, feeling

Jaunty

adj. Easy and sprightly in manner or bearing

Listless

adj. Having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent

Loathing

n. Strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion

Magnanimous

adj. Generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness

Malignance

n. The state or quality of being malignant (disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred)

Manifestation

n. Outward or perceptible indication; materialization

Mawkish

adj. Characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional

Mazurka

n. A lively Polish dance in moderately quick triple meter

Meddle

v. To involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly

Mincing

adj. Affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant

Mirth

n. Gaiety or jollity, esp. when accompanied by laughter

Monomania

n. A psychosis characterized by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas; an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject

Moored

v. To secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines

Morbid

adj. Suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude; unwholesomely gloomy, sensitive

Morose

adj. Gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood

Obstinacy

n. The quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness; unyielding or stubborn adherence to one's purpose, opinion, etc

Obstinately

adj. Firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty

Paralysis

n. A loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord

Parapet

n. A defensive wall or elevation, as of earth or stone, in a fortification

Parasol

n. A lightweight umbrella used, esp. by women, as a sunshade

Pardon

n. Kind indulgence, as in forgiveness of an offense or discourtesy or in tolerance of a distraction or inconvenience

Paroxysm

n. Any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion

Pecuniary

adj. Of or pertaining to money

Pelisse

n. An outer garment lined or trimmed with fur; a woman's long cloak with slits for the arms

Peremptorily

adj. Leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative

Perfect

v. To bring to completion; finish

Pikestaff

n. The shaft of an infantry pike; a foot traveler's staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end

Plaintive

adj. Expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful

Poignant

adj. Keenly distressing to the feelings

Pomaded

v. to dress with pomade (a scented ointment, esp. one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair)

Pomatum

n. A scented ointment, esp. one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair

Portly

adj. Rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent

Preponderance

n. The fact or quality of being preponderant; superiority in weight, power, numbers, etc.

Prepossessing

adj. That impresses favorably; engaging or attractive

Presentiment

n. A feeling or impression that something is about to happen, esp. something evil; foreboding

Propensity

n. A natural inclination or tendency

Propound

v. To put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose

Prudence

n. Caution with regard to practical matters; discretion

Punctilious

adj. Strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions

Quaking

v. To shake or tremble from cold, weakness, fear, anger, or the like

Repugnance

n. Strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy

Revile

v. To assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively

Rogue

n. A dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel; a tramp or vagabond

Sage

n. Someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience

Sally (n)

n. A sudden rushing forth or activity; an excursion or trip, usually off the main course

Samovar

n. A metal urn, used esp. by Russians for heating water for making tea

Sedate

v. To put (a person) under sedation (the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, esp. by the administration of a drug)

Self-abasement

n. Humiliation of oneself, esp. as a result of guilt, shame, or the like

Sententiously

adv. Done in a self-righteous or excessively moralizing nature

Shattered

v. To break (something) into pieces, as by a blow; to damage, as by breaking or crushing

Sinister

adj. Threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous

Skinflint

n. A mean, contemptable person; miser

Slavishly

adv. In a manner resembling a slave; done submissively

Sloven

n. A person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc

Sojourning

v. To stay for a time in a place; live temporarily

Solitude

n. The state of being or living alone; seclusion

Souse

v. To plunge into water or other liquid; immerse

Speculator

n. A person who makes advance purchases of tickets, as to games or theatrical performances, that are likely to be in demand, for resale later at a higher price

Spleen

n. A highly vascular, glandular, ductless organ, situated in humans at the cardiac end of the stomach, serving chiefly in the formation of mature lymphocytes, in the destruction of worn-out red blood cells, and as a reservoir for blood

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