The Scarlet Letter Vocab List 1

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abstruse

difficult to understand; obscure

antipathy

a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion

apotheosis

the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax

aver

state or assert to be the case

bane

a cause of great distress or annoyance

caprice

a sudden and unaccountable change in mood or behavior

colloquy

a conversation

dearth

a scarcity or lack of something

deleterious

causing harm or danger

dissemble

conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs

dryad

a nymph inhabiting a forest or tree, such as an oak tree

edifice

a building, especially a large, imposing one

enmity

the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something

erudite

having or showing great knowledge or learning

exhort

strongly encourage or urge someone to do something

feign

pretend to be affected by a feeling, state, or injury; indulge in pretense

ignominy

public shame or disgrace

imp

a mischievous child; a small, mischievous devil or sprite

impute

represent as being done, caused, or possessed by someone;attribute

inauspicious

not conducive to success; unfavorable

indefatigable

(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly

inducement

a thing that persuades or influences someone to do something

iniquity

immoral or grossly unfair behavior

loquacity

talkative

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