British Lit Vocab #2

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absolution

a remission of sins as pronounced by a priest

allusion

an implied o indirect reference to a piece of literature or historic event

apothecary

one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes

avouches

to declare as a matter of fact

capital

a stock of accumulated goods

commission

a formal warrant granting rank or power

derision

the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt

garnished

the addition of decoration or savory touches

hoary

extremely old

maxim

a general truth, rule of conduct

pallor

deficiency of color in the face

pilgrim

one who journeys in foreign lands

prating

to talk long and idly

prevarication

to deviate from the truth

sanguine

having a temperament held by sturdiness, high color, and cheerfulness

satirize

to utter or write sarcastically

solicitous

full of concern or fears

stringent

tight, constricted

tale

story

timorous

of a timid disposition

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