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Transcendentalism Vocab

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acrostic
poem where first, middle, or last letter of each line spells a word or phase
antinomianism
belief that moral laws should be flexible and not universal
stoic
popular philosophy among elite members of Greco-Roman Empire; practice self control; detach from strong emotions
lyceum
gymnasium for athletics and lectures
abject
lowly; wretched
admonition
scolding or warning
affinity
liking
alacrity
eagerness; promptness
alburnum
white, soft layer under wood's visible surface
alluvion
flow of water
amelioration
improvement
arduous
difficult; laborious
ascetic
self-denying; shunning food and drink
asinine
ridiculous
askance
sideways, implying disapproval or distrust
assuaged
soothed
auroral
morning-like
bantling
baby
bard
poet
bayou
slow-moving body of water
begirt
encircled
bereave
to rob
bivouac
all-night vigil; temporary