"The Raven" Vocabulary

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aidenn
the Garden of Eden
aptly
competently
censer
a container in which incense is burned
countenance
face
craven
coward
decorum
formality
dirges
funeral songs
discourse
conversation
divining
speculating, conjecturing
dreary
dull, tiresome
ebony
dark colored
ember
smoldering fragment of wood
entreating
seeking
fancy
imagination
fiend
demon, villain
fowl
bird
ghastly
horrible
gloating
exulting, celebrating
implore
ask for
lattice
framing, windowpanes
melancholy
sad, gloomy
nepenthe
a drink which makes one forget sorrow
obeisance
bowing as a sign of reverence
pallas
Athena the Greek goddess of wisdom
pallid
pale
placid
calm
plume
feather tuft
plutonian
pertaining to the classical underworld
quaff
drink
quaint
odd, singular, old-fashioned
radiant
bright
relevancy
significance
respite
repose and rest
seraphim
angels
surcease
pause, delay
tempest
storm
tufted
decorated with feathery threads
ungainly
awkward
wretch
scoundrel, miscreant
wrought
caused to happen
mien
manner or attitude
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