EA poe short story vocab

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an incarnation in human form

dissolution

somebodys death

dauntless

unaccustomed to fear

sagacious

Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. Shrewd.

castellated

Having battlements and high walls like a castle.

eccentric

unconventional

august

dignified and splendid

buffoons

Clowns, ludicrous figures

voluptuous

inclined or devoted to a life of sensual pleasure

bizarre

grotesquely odd

hue

shade of color

tapestry

a heavy piece of fabric with a woven pattern or picture. Use: wall hanging, upholstery.

candleabrum

A candlestick with multiple branches allowing it to hold a number of candles. Also spelled "candelabra".

profusion

a great deal

emanate

come from

countenance

expression on ones face

monotonous

repetitious and uniteresting

sedate

lacking sense of hurry or urgency

reverie

daydream

tremulous

trembling from fear or nervousness

grotesque

seeming strange or ludicrous through being out of place or unexpected

piquant

sharply stimulating or provocative

writhe

move in a twisting way

decorum

Propriety and good taste in conduct or appearance

propriety

quality of being socially appropriate

habiliment

Clothing. The dress characteristic of an occupation or occasion.

spectral

ghostly

impetuous

acting impulsively

dissimulation

Hiding under a false appearance.

impunity

Freedom from any punishment, loss, or consequences

retribution

punishment

immolation

to be killed as a sacrificial victim

abscond

to run away secretly, escape

catacomb

Freedom from any punishment, loss, or consequences

fettered

to restrain somebody

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