The Scarlet Letter Vocab Set 1

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set 1 Scarlet Letter vocab

Ponderous

very dull, boring ; Heavy Burden

Unsightly

unpleasant to look at

Malefactress

Female who violates the law

Grisly

something which causes a feeling of disgust

Transfigured

changed the appearance of; metamorphosed

Illustrious

famous or renowned

Purport

the intended meaning of a communication

Ignominious

disgraceful and dishonorable

Plaintive

expressing sorrow

Requital

Retaliation for a wrongdoing

Pomp

splendor and magnificence

Diffusion

A prolixity of speech

Morbid

Gruesome or Grotesque

Sportive

Playful or frolicsome

Inviolable

secure from corruption, attack, or violation; unassailable

Caprice

An unpredictable change

Dauntless

To avoid intimidation

Burnished

To polish or engrave

Adduced

To bring forward an argument

Depravity

To deprive of

Unsavory

Tasteless

Deportment

one's conduct, behavior, or manner

Vindicate

To justify ; To clear of accusation

Abhorrence

A feeling of utter loathing

Attiring

To dress for a special occasion

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