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20 terms

scarlet Letter vocabulary 2

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deleterious
harmful; dangerous; injurious
depravity
moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act
derision
scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
despondency
depression, dejection
despotic
ruling oppressively and absolutely; tyrannical
discern
to differentiate between two or more things
duplicity
double-dealing, hypocrisy
edifice
a very large building
effervescent
showing high spirits
endow
to provide an income or property, to supply with a talent or quality
enmity
absolute hatred
entreaty
a plea, an earnest request
enumerate
to count one by one
erudite
scholarly
esoteric
understood only by a small group or a select few
estrange
to alienate, to separate
ethereal
heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible
eulogy
praise or tribute
evanescent
fleeting; impermanent
exigent
urgent, requiring immediate attention