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Scarlet letter * Words CH 1-8

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Ponderous
very heavy, Massive
Pertains
concerns, has to do with
Edifice
a building, esp. a large imposing one
Inauspicious
not favorable, unlucky
Indubitably
unquestionably
Venerable
impressive because of age or historic or religious associations
Iniquity
wickedness, an unjust or unrighteous act
Ignominious
shameful, humiliating
haughty
proud in a scornful way, arrogant
inferred
drawn as a conclusion
disdainful
proudly aloof, scornful
remonstrance
an objection, a complaint
visage
face, facial features
manifest
evident, obvious
imperceptible
not easily noticable
sagacity
wisdom, sound judgement
eminent
distinguished, high in rank or position
tremulous
quivering, trembling
effectual
likely to produce a desired result
pervaded
spread throughout
amenable
responsive, cooperative
demeanor
outward behavior
intimated
hinted at
peremptory
absolute, undeniable, final
efficacy
effectiveness
feigned
pretended
lurid
vivid in a shocking way, sensational
annihilate
to destroy completely
inscrutable
mysterious, not easily understood
repugnance
extreme distaste
exhortation
an ernest warning, a strong urging
talisman
an object with magic power, a charm
apprehension
anxious feeling about the future
mutability
changeability
caprice
whim, sudden change of mind
inexplicable
that which cannot be explained or understood
perverse
different from what is considered right, contrary
malicious
spiteful, intentionally harmful
constrained
forced
evoked
called forth
inviolable
sacred, not to be injured
reviled
used abusive language toward
impelled
drove, forced, compelled
imperatively
in a demanding way
behest
bidding, command
transgressions
sins, acts that are against the law
imbibes
drinks in, absorbs
adduced
stated as reasons