Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Vocab

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abomination

anything shamefully disgusting or vile; polluted, sinful wickedness

accost

to approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request; to solicit for sex

adduce

to cite as an example or means of proof in an argument

ascetic

self-denying and austere; a person dedicated to self-denial

auspicious

suggestive of something beneficial that will likely occur in the future

baggage

a romping, saucy girl; a woman of loose morals

capricious

an impulse change of mind, whimsical

contumely

haughty and contemptuous rudeness in speech or manner

deleterious

having a harmful effect; injurious,

derisive

vocally abusive; expressing contempt or ridicule

dissemble

conceal the truth of one's feelings or motives; to feign or disguise

effervescent

bubbling, gay, sparkling

eminent

of high rank, station, or quality; noteworthy

entice

to lure; to attract by arousing desire

glower

to stare with sullen anger

ignominy

shame; dishonor , public shame

iniquity

gross immorality or injustice; wickedness , sin

lurid

shocking or glowing

machinations

crafty scheming

pristine

pure, uncorrupt

tarry

to linger

unobtrusive

not in the way

venerable

worthy of praise due to age

vicissitudes

sudden or unexpected changes or shifts often encountered in one's life, activities, or surroundings (usually used in the plural)

voluptuous

given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; having strong sexual appeal; (of a woman's body) having pleasing curves; sensuous

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