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AP English III: The Scarlet Letter: Chapters 7-8

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" Vocabulary for Drennan's AP English Composition class.
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ludicrous
amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration, or eccentricity
eminence
position of prominence or superiority
pristine
uncorrupt civilization
intrinsic
belonging to a thing by its very nature
imperious
able to deal authoritatively with affairs; commanding, dominant
akin
similar, of relation to
tunic
a hip-length or longer blouse, jacket or shirt
wan
pale and sickly
pallid
deficient in color, dull
dauntless
fearless, undaunted
extant
not destroyed or lost, existing
cabalistic
esoteric doctrine or mysterious art
caper
a joyful, bounding leap, also, a prank
flanked
to be situated on either side
forsooth
indeed
embowed
arched
folio
a large book in which (important) papers are kept
tome
a volume forming part of a larger work, often large, dusty books in libraries
gilded
to overlay with or as if with a thin covering of gold
mail
armor made of metal links
burnished
polished
panoply
a full suit of armor
muster
formal military inspection, a call to assembly
exigences
a sate of affairs that makes urgent demands
physiognomy
face, features thereof that show a quality of mind/character by their expression or configuration
breadth
something of full width
vista
a distant view through an avenue or pathway
relinquish
leave behind or give up
subsistence
existence; living hand to mouth
annals
historical records/chronicles
expatiating
engaging in discourse or writing
antiquate
obsolete
unfeignedly
not pretending
behest
an earnest request
benevolence
good done for others
bedizen
to dress in a gaudy or vulgar manner
albeit
although
warily
cautiously
pious
of or pertaining to religious devotion
imbibes
to take or receive into the mind or body
amiss
improper, askew, not as it should be
indefeasible
not to be annulled or made void
emaciated
very thin as made by disease or lack of nutrition
mountebank
any charlatan or quack
boon
a sought favor
adduced
to bring forward as in argument or as evidence
vehemence
forceful or violent
unobtrusive
not conspicuous
charger
plate or platter