Little Women Vocabulary Chapter 5-8

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betokening
The act of giving evidence of; indicate. To be or give a token or sign of, prophesy. (Verb)
wistfully
Full of wanting with a little sadness
blancmange
sweet pudding prepared with almond milk and gelatin
beckoned
to signal or summon as by nodding or waving
solitary
separated from or unfrequented by others
immensely
a great deal; very much
quaint
attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
obliged
forced; made to do something because of conscience or obligation
dismay
to destroy courage or resolution; to cause to lose enthusiasm, to disillusion
vivacity
characterized by high spirits and animation
amiss
faulty, imperfect, not as it should be; in a mistaken or improper way, wrongly
enticements
incentives, temptations, attractions
blithely
merrily, lightheartedly cheerful; without appropriate thought
deliberately
on purpose, intentionally
centaur
(classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse
pardonable
excusable; forgivable.
consigned
entrusted; gave over to the care of another
contraband
goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
conscience
Sense of right and wrong
infringed
To trespass or intrude upon (a violated law or agreement)
ignominious
(used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
indignation
anger as a result of something unjust
corporal
having to do with the body
conceited
having an overly high opinion of oneself or one's appearance
mischievous
naughtily or annoyingly playful