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20 terms

Poe Vocab

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sagacity
ability to make good judgments
vehement
zealous; ardent; impassioned
immolation
killing or offering as a sacrifice.
catacomb
an underground passageway, especially one full of twists and turns.
trowel
any of various tools having a flat blade with a handle, usedfor depositing and working mortar, plaster, etc.
fetter
to confine; restrain
appellation
a name, title, or designation
Draconian
rigorous; unusually severe or cruel
perambulation
to walk through, about, or over
imperious
urgent; imperative
despotism
absolute power or control; tyranny
officious
Intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice; interfering
profligacy
reckless extravagance
fastidious
excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please
indemnity
protection or security against damage or loss
specious
apparently good or right though lacking real merit
stupor
A state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility
educe
Bring out or develop (something latent or potential)
sentience
capacity for sensation or feeling
impetuous
Acting or done quickly and without thought or care