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Scarlet Letter Definitions 91-120

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languid
slow, sluggish, listless, weak
laud
to praise, to extol
loquacious
very talkative
lurid
sensational, gruesome and causing shock or horror
magnate
a person of power and influence
malefactor
a criminal
malevolence
ill will or evil intentions
malicious
motivated by hate or deliberate intent to harm
malleable
capable of being shaped, influenced, or altered; tractable
melancholy
depression of spirits
mirth
gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter
misanthrope
a hater of mankind
mollify
to soothe or appease, to assuage
oblivion
state of being forgotten
obscure
difficult to see, vague
obtuse
dull of mind, insensitive, stupid
obviates
makes unnecessary, prevents as a result of anticipating
odious
deserving hate or contempt
ominous
threatening
opaque
not allowing the passage of light, not transparent; hard to understand
palliate
to ease pain, guilt or intensity
pallor
extreme paleness usually relating to the face
palpable
tangible, perceptible, easily noticeable
peal
a loud ringing (usually of bells)
penitent
showing or feeling regret for wrongdoing, repentant
petty
small and insignificant
petulance
unreasonable touchiness or irritability
piety
devotion and reverence to God
placid
peaceful, calm
plaintive
mournful and expressing sorrow