The Scarlet Letter Chapters 19-24

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23 terms · Flashcards for chapters 19-24 of The Scarlet Letter

INTROSPECTION:

the examination of one's own mental and emotional state.

PRATTLE

to utter meaningless sounds suggestive of the chatter of children: babble.

ALLOY:

to reduce the purity of by mixing with something debasing.

SOLACE:

comfort in sorrow.

ENSHRINED:

preserved or cherished as sacred.

GILD:

to give an attractive but often deceptive appearance to.

PLEBIAN:

one of the common people.

MIRTH:

gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter.

SCRUPLE:

an ethical consideration or principle that inhabits action.

UNBENIGNANTLY:

acting in a way that is no t favorable or beneficial.

BERTH:

safe distance.

MERCENARY:

one that serves merely for wages.

NECROMANCY:

Magic, sorcery.

SMITE:

to attack or afflict suddenly and injuriously.

STIGMA:

a mark of shame or discredit: stain.

DEITY:

Supreme Being: God.

LORE:

something that is taught: lesson.

INTIMATIONS:

the act of making known: announce.

CONJECTURE:

a conclusion deduced by surmise or guesswork.

PORTENT:

something that foreshadows a coming event: omen.

PENITENCE:

regret for sin or wrongdoing.

SABLE:

the color black: dark.

GULES:

the heraldic color red.

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