Hawthorne and Irving : Mr. Tarmey (Am. Lit. H)


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miser (n.)
A person who hoards wealth and spend as little money as possible
termagant (n., adj.)
A harsh tempered, overbearing women
avarice (n.)
Extreme greed for wealth or material gain
quagmire (n.)
A soft, boggy area of land tht gives way under foot
ostentation (n.)
A vulgar display of wealth or luxury intended to impress or attract notice
parsimony (n.)
Extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources
usurer (n.)
A person who lends money at unreasonably high rates of interests
cloying (adj.)
Disgusting or sickening because of too much sweetness, richness, or false sentiment
abashed (adj.)
Embarrassed or ashamed
scruple (n.)
A feeling of doubt or hesitation about the morality of a course of action
catechism (n.)
A summary of the principles of the Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians
auditor (n.)
A listener
brandish (v.)
To wave something as a threat (like a weapon), or from anger or excitement
pulpit (n.)
A raised platform in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon
dissolute (adj.)
Used to describe someone whose way of living is morally wrong one
proselyte (n.)
A person who has recently converted from one religion to another
wanton (adj.)
Sexually promiscuous
exult (v.)
To show or feel extreme happiness, especially as the result of success
anathema (n.)
A formal curse by a pope or council of the church, usually to excommunicate someone
hoary (adj.)
White or gray with old age