scarlet letter voc

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ludicrous adj

foolish, unreasonable or out of place as to be amusing

extant adj

still in existence

inopportune adj

Coming at a bad time; not appropriate

retribution n.

punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved

exemplary adj.

serving as desirable model

emaciated adj

unnaturally thin

despondent adj

without or almost without hope

orthodox adj

conforming to the approved, adhering to the traditional and established, especially in religion

Sagacity n

ability to make good judgments

Inimical adj

tending to obstruct or harm, not friendly

Solace n

comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness

demerits n

a quality or characteristic deserving blame or censure a fault

Imbue v

inspire or permeate with a feeling of quality

Latent adj.

to lie hidden,to escape notice

Ethereal adj

relating to the regions beyond the Earth, not earthly, spiritual, delicate

Propensity n.

an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way

Austerity n

severity; strictness

Entreaty n

earnest or urgent request

Purport v,n

to have or to give the false impression of being

Sedulous adjj

persistent, showing industry and determination

Propinquity n

the property of being close together

Enigma n

a puzzle, mystery, or riddle

Asperity n

Roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness

Pensiveness n

deep serious thoughtfulness

scintillating adj

marked by high spirits or excitement

Machinations n

evil schemes or plots

denizen n

inhabitant

Inure v

cause to accept or become hardened to

Duplicity

treachery, deceitfulness

Recompense v,n

the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

Consternation n

Dismay, confusion

Pathos n

a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

Transitory adj

temporary; lasting a brief time

Repudiate v

refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid

antipathy n

a feeling of intense dislike

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