14 terms

The Pit and the Pendulum

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Agony
Great pain of mind or body; suffering
Fiber
a muscle cell
Staggered
to move unsteadily
Garment
a piece of clothing
Vapor
describes the gaseous state of a substance that is generally a liquid or solid at room temperature
Inquisition
a severe interrogation; a systematic questioning
Earthen
made of earth, baked clay or other natural materials
Scythe
an instrument for cutting or mowing
Descended
move downward
Remnant
a small part remaining behind
Luster
the way a mineral reflects light
Oblong
a shape that is longer than it is wide
Seared
to char, scorch, or burn the surface of with (or as if with) a hot instrument
Ghastly
frightful, horrible; deathly pale