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The Scarlet Letter Chapters 19-24

Flashcards for chapters 19-24 of The Scarlet Letter
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INTROSPECTION:
the examination of one's own mental and emotional state.
PRATTLE
to utter meaningless sounds suggestive of the chatter of children: babble.
ALLOY:
to reduce the purity of by mixing with something debasing.
SOLACE:
comfort in sorrow.
ENSHRINED:
preserved or cherished as sacred.
GILD:
to give an attractive but often deceptive appearance to.
PLEBIAN:
one of the common people.
MIRTH:
gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter.
SCRUPLE:
an ethical consideration or principle that inhabits action.
UNBENIGNANTLY:
acting in a way that is no t favorable or beneficial.
BERTH:
safe distance.
MERCENARY:
one that serves merely for wages.
NECROMANCY:
Magic, sorcery.
SMITE:
to attack or afflict suddenly and injuriously.
STIGMA:
a mark of shame or discredit: stain.
DEITY:
Supreme Being: God.
LORE:
something that is taught: lesson.
INTIMATIONS:
the act of making known: announce.
CONJECTURE:
a conclusion deduced by surmise or guesswork.
PORTENT:
something that foreshadows a coming event: omen.
PENITENCE:
regret for sin or wrongdoing.
SABLE:
the color black: dark.
GULES:
the heraldic color red.

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