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AP-Dante's Inferno Part II Vocabulary

Cantos 13-23, John Ciardi translation
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verdant
green with lush vegetation
gnarled
knobbly, rough, and twisted, esp. with age
odious
repulsive
gout
drop or spot
harlot/strumpet
a prostitute; a promiscuous woman
vindicate
clear someone of blame or suspicion
prostrate
lying face downward
supine
lying face upward
vehemence
strong feeling or force
insolence
disrespectful arrogance
penitence
sorrow for having done wrong
deluge
a great flood
malignant
malicious
adage
a proverb or old saying
paternal
of or related to a father
dissolute
lax in morals; licentious
tainted
contaminated or polluted
guile
sly or cunning intelligence
benign
gentle, kind
undaunted
not discouraged by difficulty
precipice
a steep and tall rock face or cliff
sordid
involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt
simony
selling of church offices
fornication
sex outside of marriage
sated
filled or satisfied
impious
lacking in respect or reverence for a god or gods
graft
bribery used to gain advantages in politics or business
propitious
indicating a good chance of success
Providence
the protective care of God
ignominiously
deserving or causing public shame or disgrace