Masque - Red Death Vocab

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contagion

(noun) spreading of disease

dauntless

(adjective) fearless

impetuosity

(noun) unthinking action

pervade

(verb) to spread throughout

tangible

(adjective) able to be touched or felt

courtier

(noun) member of a royal court

grotesque

(adjective) having a bizarre, fantastic appearance

license

(noun) lack of restrictions on behavior; freedom

sagacious

(adjective) wise

untenanted

(adjective) not occupied

allusion

(noun) a reference to something literary, mythological, or historical that the author assumes the reader will recognize

allegory

(noun) a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions represent abstract qualities

brazier

(noun) metal pan for holding fire

dissolution

(noun) termination; death

countenance

(noun) the appearance conveyed by a person's face

disconcert

(verb) to confuse

habiliment

(noun) clothes for a particular profession

visage

(noun) face

cerements

(noun), clothes for the grave, shrouds

pestilence

(noun) a very destructive infectious disease

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