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Scarlet Letter Vocabulary and Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography

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petrify
to paralyze with astonishment or fear
transgressor
a person who breaks a law or moral code
purport
the meaning or substance of something, typically a document or speech
visage (n)
face; facial expression
iniquity
an evil or wicked act
rankle
cause bitterness, hatred, resentment
fervor
warmth and intensity of emotion
exhort
to urge strongly, advise earnestly
efficacy (n)
effectiveness
retribution
distribution of rewards and punishments in a future life
progenitors
ancestors
emolument (n.)
Salary, fee, or profit from employment or office
concoct
make (a dish or meal) by combining various ingredients; devise
insidious
deceitful; treacherous
inopportune
inconvenient; untimely; inappropriate; unsuitable
procure (v)
obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
attire
clothes
revile
address or speak of abusively
enmity
hostility
preternatural
abnormal; beyond what is natural
caper
skip
extant
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost (especially of a document)
pestilence
something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil
vista
A distant view seen through an opening
depravity
moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act
July 4, 1804
When was Nathaniel Hawthorne born?
Salem, Massachusetts
Where was Hawthorne born?
Bowdoin college in Maine from 1821 1825. Henry Wordsworth Longfellow and Franklin Pierce.
When and where did Hawthorne go to college? Who were his classmates?
To preside from his ancestor was a judge in the Salem Witch Trials
Why did Nathaniel Hawthorne add a "w" to his last name?
As an inspector of the Boston Customs House from 1840 to 1841.
Where did Hawthorne work outside of his writing career?
Because he followed the Democratic Party rather than the Whig party.
Why was Hawthorne dismissed from the Customs House in Salem?
Sophia Amelia Peabody. 1837, 1839, 1842.
Who is Nathaniel Hawthorne's wife? Give the years of when they met, Their engagement, and their marriage.
The transcendentalists
With whom did Hawthorne Deepen his acquaintance with?
Concord, Massachusetts
Where does Hawthorne move in 1842?
1845. Surveyor of customs at port of Salem, a position he obtained through his political connections in the Democratic Party from 1846 to 1849.
What year did Hawthorne move back to Salem? What position did he obtain during then?
Three children
How many children does Hawthorne have?
In September of 1849
When did Hawthorne begin writing the scarlet letter?
1850. He also moves to Lenox Massachusetts with his family.
What year was the scarlet letter published? What also happened that year?