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29 terms

Emerson's Essay Vocabulary

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eclat
(n) brilliant success
lethe
(n) forgetfulness; a dreamy state of forgetfulness
hobgoblin
(n) a source of fear or worry
suffrage
(n) support or the right to vote
expiate
(v) to make amends, show remorse or suffer punishment
aboriginal
(adj.) indigenous; existing from the earliest known times
parallax
(n) apparent change of position
impertinence
(n) boldness and rudeness, especially to a superior
rogue
(n) someone who is unscrupulous or dishonest or mischievious
docility
(n) the quality of being easily taught or controlled
inly
(adv.) in an inward way
perpetual
(adj.) constant, unchanging
sublime
(n) that which inspires awe
admonishing
(adj.) mildly warning
manifold
(adj.) many different
indubitably
(adv.) without a doubt
integrate
(v) unify
slough
(n) outer layer of a snake's skin, which is shed periodically
perennial
(adj.) recurring yearly
blithe
(adj.) carefree
occult
(adj.) hidden
indigence
(n) destitution; extreme poverty
indolent
(adj.) lazy, lethargic and not showing any interest
intercalate
(v) to insert extra time into the calender
lubricity
(n) lewdness; behavior that is obscene or unchaste
coadjutor
(n) an assistant
sot
(n) an offensive term for somebody who habitually drinks alcohol to excess
tempest
(n) a severe storm with very high winds
ballast
(n) something gives bulk or stability