FRA 8th grade "Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe

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any incarnation or embodiment, as of a quality or a concept in a person

profuse

given or poured forth freely and abundantly

dauntless

feerless

sagacious

wise, showing sound judgment

castellated abbey

a monastery or convent built with turrets and battlements, like a castle

masked ball

a ball at which masks and fancy costumes are worn

impeded

barred, hindered, or obstructed

prevailing

predominant

emanating

coming forth, issuing, as from a source

countenances

faces; facial features

precincts

boundaries, walls

constrained

forced; compelled

perforce

by or through necessity; necessarily

sedate

calm, quiet, composed

meditation

deep, continued thought

pervaded

spread or diffused throughout

tremulousness

a state of trembling or quivering

conceptions

formulations of ideas or mental concepts

fete

French for "party"

"Hernani"

a romantic play by the French writer Victor Hugo, first presented in 1930

cessation

ceasing or stopping

Herod

the Biblical king responsible for the massacre of innocent children in his attempt to kill the infant jesus. To "out-Herod Herod" is to be more evil than the worst of tyrants

decorum

porpriety and good taste

habiliments

clothing

mummer

masked person

impetuosity

rashness; impulsiveness

prostrate

lying with the face downwards

grave-cerements

shrouds, cloths that cover a body for burial

tangible

that can be touched or felt by touch

dominion

rule or power to rule

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