Scarlet Letter Definitions 91-120

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languid

slow, sluggish, listless, weak

laud

to praise, to extol

loquacious

very talkative

lurid

sensational, gruesome and causing shock or horror

magnate

a person of power and influence

malefactor

a criminal

malevolence

ill will or evil intentions

malicious

motivated by hate or deliberate intent to harm

malleable

capable of being shaped, influenced, or altered; tractable

melancholy

depression of spirits

mirth

gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter

misanthrope

a hater of mankind

mollify

to soothe or appease, to assuage

oblivion

state of being forgotten

obscure

difficult to see, vague

obtuse

dull of mind, insensitive, stupid

obviates

makes unnecessary, prevents as a result of anticipating

odious

deserving hate or contempt

ominous

threatening

opaque

not allowing the passage of light, not transparent; hard to understand

palliate

to ease pain, guilt or intensity

pallor

extreme paleness usually relating to the face

palpable

tangible, perceptible, easily noticeable

peal

a loud ringing (usually of bells)

penitent

showing or feeling regret for wrongdoing, repentant

petty

small and insignificant

petulance

unreasonable touchiness or irritability

piety

devotion and reverence to God

placid

peaceful, calm

plaintive

mournful and expressing sorrow

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