The Scarlet Letter Vocab 2

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Spak Period 6

Lurid

adjective causing shock or disgust

amenable

adjective willing to cooperate

besmirch

verb to sully, soil

gesticulate

verb to make gestures

ignominy

noun shame, dishonor

caprice

noun sudden, impulsive action

quell

verb to suppress

inscrutable

adjective mysterious

intrinsic

adjective fundamental values

pervade

verb to become diffused throughout every part of

wan

adjective lacking color

dauntless

adjective very brave

emaciated

adjective very thin

propensity

noun a natural tendency

futurity

noun a future state

propinquity

noun nearness of place

purport

verb to present the appearance of being

dexterity

noun the ability to use your hands skillfully

multitudinous

adjective forming a great number

somnambulism

noun sleepwalking

accost

verb to confront boldly

austerity

noun an at of self-denial in respect to something regarded as luxury

abase

verb to lower

scurrilous

adjective abusive or defamatory

defunct

adjective no longer existing or functioning

chasm

noun a deep gorge

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