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31 terms

scarlet letter 5

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plaintive
mournful and expressing sorrow
pompous
exaggerated show of dignity or self-importance, bombastic
ponderous
very heavy, unwieldy from weight
portal
a doorway (especially a large one)
portent
a sign or forewarning
posterity
future generations, all descendants of a person
potent
powerful, having a strong effect
potentate
a monarch, very powerful ruler, sovereign
prattle
meaningless sounds, babble
precipice
a very steep cliff or mass of rock, the brink of something dangerous
precocious
exceptionally early in development or occurrence
predilection
preference
primeval
ancient, relating to the earliest ages
prolific
abundantly fruitful, marked by great productivity
propensity
preference, natural inclination
propinquity
nearness; kindship
propriety
correect conduct
quaint
unusual in character or appearance
regimen
the regular process, procedure, or system of doing something
remonstrate
to protest, to make objections
replete
filled to capacity, abundantly supplied
requite
to make repayment or to return
revere
to honor, to regard with respect
rotund
very plump, round
sagacious
wise, shrewd, very discerning
scintillating
sparkling, shining, or flashing
sedulously
very diligent, accomplishing with painstaking care
sentinel
one who keeps guard as a sentry
solace
to comfort or to cheer
stalwart
one who supports a cause with firm partisanship
superfluous
beyond what is needed or required, an overflow