The Scarlet Letter, 31 - 60

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Dearth

a lack, a scarcity///paucity

Decorousness

proper behavior

Decorum

appropriate conduct, correct, and proper behavior

Deleterious

harmful; dangerous; ingurious///baneful, detrimental, noxious, pemicious

Depravity

moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act///abasement, corruption, debasement, debauchery, perversion

Derision

scoffing at, mockery, ridicule

Despondency

depression, dejection

Despotic

ruling oppressively and absolutely; tyrannical

Discern

to differentiate between two or more things

Duplicity

double-dealing, hypocrisy

Edifice

a very large building

Effervescent

showing high spirits

Endow

to provide with income or property, to supply with a talent or quality

Enmity

absolute hatred///animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, rancor

Entreaty

a plea, an earnest request///adjuration, appeal, suit, importunity, supplication

Enumerate

to count one by one

Erudite

scholarly

Esoteric

understood only by a small group or a select few

Estrange

to alienate, to separate///disaffect, wean

Ethereal

heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible

Eulogy

praise or tribute///encomium, panegyric, tribute

Evanescent

fleeting; impermanent///ephemeral, fugitive, transient, transitory

Exigent

urgent, requiring immediate attention

Expiate

to atone or to make ammends for a sin or a crime

Extant

still in existence

Fervent

ardent, showing great emotion, impassioned///fervid, passionate, perfervid

Florid

flowery, flushed with color

Foliage

leaves of a plant, leafage

Forebearance

patience, lenience

Foreboding

premonition of evil, an ominous omen///prediction, portent, presentiment

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