Hawthorne and irving

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miser
a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible
termagant
a harsh tempered woman
avarice
extreme greed from wealth or material gain
quagmire
a soft, boggy area of land that gives way underfoot
ostentation
a vulgar display of wealth or luxury intended to impress or attract notice (to show off how rich you are)
parsimony
extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources
usurer
a person who lends money at a unreasonably high rate of interest
cloying
disgusting or sickening because there is too much of something, more than you would like that makes it annoying or bad
abashed
embarrassed or ashamed
scruple
a feeling of doubt or hesitation about the morality of a course of action
catechism
a summary of the principles of the Christian religion in the form of questions and answers used for the instruction of Christians
auditor
a listener
brandish
to wave something as a threat (like a weapon)or from anger of excitement
pulpit
a raised platform in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon
dissolute
used to describe someone whose way of living is morally wrong
proselyte
a person who has recently converted from one religion to another
wanton
sexually promiscuous
exult
to show or feel extreme happiness, especially as the result of success
anathema
a formal curse by a pope or council of the church, usually to excommunicate someone
hoary
white or gray with old age
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