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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Vocabulary

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rapturous
full of
feeling
manifesting joy or delight
ineffable
incapable of being expressed or described in words
inexpressible
obdurate
unmoved by persuasion
pity, stubborn, resistant, or unyielding
odium
subjected to hatred and contempt as a result of a despicable act or blameworthy circumstance
insurrection
instance of revolting against civil authority
ardently
passionate, intensely devoted
warmth of feeling
manifestation
outward indication
imputations
attribution or accusation
fault or crime
exculpate
to clear from alleged fault or guilt
vindicate
commensurate
equal in measure
coextensive, corresponding in amount
depravity
absolute inability
radical or total corruption
degradation
privation
lack of usual comforts or necessities of life
dissipation
wasting by misuse
mental distraction
amusement, diversion
providence
care or preparation in advance
foresight
prudent managmenet
conjecture
formation of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof
profligate
utterly and shamelessly immoral
thoroughly dissolute
recklessly prodigal or extravagant
lacerated
wound of injury in which skin is torn
to rip, cut, or tear
to cause deep emotional pain; distress
impertinent
irrelevant, intrusive or presumptuous
insolently rude; uncivil
pernicious
highly destructive
deadly
causing harm or ruin
impudence
quality of being offensively bold
insolence or obsolete
lack of modesty
shamelessness
imbue
to impregnate or inspire
sagacity
acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment
jargon
meaningless tale or writing; gibberish
pious
devotion to divine worship