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Silas Marner Vocabulary

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Admonition
gentle warning; friendly reproof
Chary
characterized by great cautious and wariness
Dexterity
mental skill or quickness
Efficacy
capacity or power to produce a desired effect
Emigrants
people who leave a country to live somewhere else
Erudite
having or showing profound knowledge
Exhorted
urged strongly
Pallid
abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
Repugnance
Extreme dislike; disgust
winnowing
the act of separating grain from chaff
Cajolery
flattery intended to persuade
Coppice
a dense growth of bushes
Destitute
poor enough to need help from others
Galling
causing irritation or annoyance
Gratuitously
freely; not called for by the circumstances
Odious
deserving hate or contempt
Profusion
the property of being extremely abundant
Ruminating
meditating; thinking
Sobriety
moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or drugs
Vexation
the act of troubling or annoying someone
Alleged
declared but not proved
Complacency
the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
Conciliatory
appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile
Conviviality
a boisterous celebration
Hectoring
To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way
Oracular
obscurely prophetic
Piquant
attracting or delighting
Presentiment
a feeling of evil to come
Superfluous
more than is needed, desired, or required
Torpid
slow and apathetic