Transcendentalism Vocab

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acrostic

poem where first, middle, or last letter of each line spells a word or phase

antinomianism

belief that moral laws should be flexible and not universal

stoic

popular philosophy among elite members of Greco-Roman Empire; practice self control; detach from strong emotions

lyceum

gymnasium for athletics and lectures

abject

lowly; wretched

admonition

scolding or warning

affinity

liking

alacrity

eagerness; promptness

alburnum

white, soft layer under wood's visible surface

alluvion

flow of water

amelioration

improvement

arduous

difficult; laborious

ascetic

self-denying; shunning food and drink

asinine

ridiculous

askance

sideways, implying disapproval or distrust

assuaged

soothed

auroral

morning-like

bantling

baby

bayou

slow-moving body of water

begirt

encircled

bereave

to rob

bivouac

all-night vigil; temporary

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