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Vocabulary Words from Scarlet Letter (english 10)

Imbued

v. to inspire with a feeling/quality/opinion

Uncongenial

adj. Not agreeable/pleasing; hostile

physiognomy

n. outward appearance; facial features

amenable

Adj. Agreeable

Imbibing

v. to absorb i.e. knowledge, ideas, features

inscrutable

adj. not readily understood; difficult; mysterious

superfluous

adj. being more than is necessary; excessive

pestilence

n. deadly disease; epidemic, widespread, plague

emaciated

adj. thin/skinny due to starvation

visage

n. facial expression

phantasmagoric

adj. illiusion-like, ghostly, deceiving appearances

lurid

adj. gruesome, horrible, revolting, vividly descriptive

purge

V. To purify, cleanse, remove sin

rankle

v. to cause anger or to feel angry

infamous

adj. extremely bad reputation, detestable

efficacy

n. power to produce an effect/result

veneration

n. feeling/expression of awe/reverence/respect

cabalistic

adj. secret, hidden meaning, mystic

guise

n. appearance or false appearance; deceit; disguise

vehemence

n. fury, anger, extreme expression of emotion

torrent

n. rushing stream; overflowing

appellation

n. name, title

somniferous

adj. induce sleep

inextricable

adj. from which once cannot escape; inescapable

somnambulism

n. sleep walking; trance

unwonted

adj. out of the ordinary; unusual; rare

panoply

n. wide ranging, splendid display, special dress, ceremony attire

Impropriety

N. Improper (state of being)

Intangibility

N. Unable to be perceived, unclean

Eldritch

Adj. Strange, weird, spooky

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