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64 terms

The Tales of Edgar Allen Poe

Tom Clements
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assignation
a romantic meeting
exequy
a death wish
sophist
one who specializes in elaborate philosophy and argumentation
denounce
to condemn
sable
the color of black
livid
eerily luminous
preternatural
extraordinary or unnatural
placidly
calmly
sullen
brooding, gloomy
niche
a recess in the wall
solemn
somberly impressive
ennui
bored, lacking interest or energy
countenance
appearance
lattice
window with crisscrossed pattern
pallor
extreme paleness of the skin
tumult
a state of confusion
civility
behavior
belie
misrepresent
evince
to show clearly or display
profusion
abundance
vestige
trace, remnant
pomp
a display of magnificence
embellishment
an ornament
decora
properness, tastefulness, a state of social correctness
melancholy
sad, depressing
censer
a container in which incense is burned
cataract
a sudden rush of water
welter
to writhe or toss
reconcile
to accept
singular
uncommon, peculiar
insipidity
blandness, lack of flavor
patrimony
inheritance
profanation
the act of abusing or disrespecting sacred things
construe
to explain or interrupt
deference
yielding to the views of another
perspicacity
shrewdness
pore
to study closeley
coquetry
playful behavior, flirtation
quintessence
concentrated essence
affectation
fakeness, phoniness
statuary
one who makes statues
deamanor
one's behavior or conduct
pervade
to become diffused
dalliance
the act of wasting time
levity
humor
solemnity
dignified seriousness
descant
to make lengthy comments or criticisms
trepidation
fear, anxiety
unction
intensity of feeling or expression
reverie
a daydream
ethereal
not earthly, spiritual
billow
a great wave of sea water
delineation
depiction, representation
countenance
appearance
anomaly
an irregularity or deviation from the norm
cherub
a winged angel
chastity
purity, virginity
antediluvian
ancient
incongruous
disagreeing
sublimation
a restriction put upon one self
pall
to cover with something that conceals
arabesque
elaborate intricate pattern
incoherent
unable to think or express one's thoughts clearly
livid
pale