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15 terms

Scarlet Letter Vocab 20-21

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blackguard
disreputable man
dissolute
lacking morals
impiety
lack of religious respect
irrefragable
indisputable
obeisance
showing respect, deference, or homage
potentate
powerful person
tarry
covered in tar
animadversion
unflattering criticism; unkind remark
aqua-vitae
hard liquor, probably whiskey; literally "water of life"
countenanced
condoned; given approval for
deportment
manner of behavior
depredations
robbery; plunder
festal
festive; related to festivals
lees
dregs; the solid settlings in the bottom of a container of an alcoholic drink
probity
integrity; honesty