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25 terms

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Vocab

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abomination
anything shamefully disgusting or vile; polluted, sinful wickedness
accost
to approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request; to solicit for sex
adduce
to cite as an example or means of proof in an argument
ascetic
self-denying and austere; a person dedicated to self-denial
auspicious
suggestive of something beneficial that will likely occur in the future
baggage
a romping, saucy girl; a woman of loose morals
capricious
an impulse change of mind, whimsical
contumely
haughty and contemptuous rudeness in speech or manner
deleterious
having a harmful effect; injurious,
derisive
vocally abusive; expressing contempt or ridicule
dissemble
conceal the truth of one's feelings or motives; to feign or disguise
effervescent
bubbling, gay, sparkling
eminent
of high rank, station, or quality; noteworthy
entice
to lure; to attract by arousing desire
glower
to stare with sullen anger
ignominy
shame; dishonor , public shame
iniquity
gross immorality or injustice; wickedness , sin
lurid
shocking or glowing
machinations
crafty scheming
pristine
pure, uncorrupt
tarry
to linger
unobtrusive
not in the way
venerable
worthy of praise due to age
vicissitudes
sudden or unexpected changes or shifts often encountered in one's life, activities, or surroundings (usually used in the plural)
voluptuous
given to the enjoyments of luxury and pleasure; having strong sexual appeal; (of a woman's body) having pleasing curves; sensuous