The Scarlet Letter vocabulary 6

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phantasmagoric

of a rapidly changing series of images

eminence

position of great distinction

cloister

convent

discern

to understand, perceive, or comprehend

furrowed

wrinkled

heterogeneous

of different origins or not of the same kind

abate

to make less or deduct

convulsive

violent

writhing

twisted or contorted

imperceptible

not noticeable or not observable

sagacity

wisdom

genial

cheerful or friendly

exhort

to urge, beg, or plead

lofty

elevated or high

tremulous

quivering or trembling

pervaded

spreaded throughout

quietude

calmness

demeanor

manner or personality

peremptory

undeniable, final, or absolute

sojourn

visit or brief, temporary stay

monarchy

rule by a single person

polychromatic

showing a variety of colors

polytheism

belief that there is a plurarity of gods

monocle

eyeglass for one eye

monogram

two or more letters interwoven to represent a name

monolith

single stone of large size

monologue

long speech by one person in a group

polyglot

speaking several languages

polygon

a closed plane figure having many angles, many sides

polytechnic

dealing with many arts or sciences

buffoon

(n) clown or fool

ostentatious

(adj) showy

precocious

(adj) unusually advanced at an early age

superfluous

(adj) extra, more than necessary

tumult

(n) state of confusion or agitation

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