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31 terms

Jane Eyre Vocabulary

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Abhor
to hate
Persue
to read thoroughly and carefully
Heterogeneous
consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
Parley
a negotiation between enemies
Diffidence
lack of self-confidence
Gorge
overeat or eat immodestly
Insurrection
organized opposition to authority
Ruth
a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
Vehement
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
Dearth
an insufficient quantity or number
Virulent
extremely poisonous or injurious
Mandate
the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
Aperture
a natural opening in something
Civility
the act of showing regard for others
Doleful
filled with or evoking sadness
Opprobrium
a state of extreme dishonor
Execration
the object of cursing or detestation
Emulation
effort to equal or surpass another
Vassalage
the state of a serf
Hiatus
a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
Homily
a sermon on a moral or religious topic
Riveted
fastened or made firm
Ignominy
a state of dishonor
Sanguine
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
Thwarted
disappointingly unsuccessful
Turbid
(of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment
Reprimand
an act or expression of criticism and censure
Divest
reduce or dispose of
Interloper
someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
Consternation
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
Indemnity
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury