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Jane Eyre Vocabulary 1

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redolent
pleasant odour
muslin
plain cotton fabric
slatternly
untidy, unorganized
gloaming
twilight, dusk
meed
an earned reward or wage
expostulation
to reason earnestly
assiduity
persistent personal attention
seraph
an order of angels
chilblains
an inflammatory swelling
exigency
that which is required in a particular situation
precept
a command or principle
stalwart
outstanding strength
solace
alleviation of grief or anxiety
moiety
half, part
Catechism
A series of rules for Christian children to memorize and live by
en masse
as a body
surtout
a loose fitting coat
apparition
supernatural appearance
perfidious
deliberate faithlessness
orb
sphere
obviating
to anticipate and prevent
edification
to build or erect
evince
to show clear possession of
privation
lack of usual comforts
martyrs
those who would suffer severely rather than give up beliefs
exhortations
urgent mutterings of advice
evangelical
pertaining to gospel teachings
intimated
to indicate or relate
excresence
an abnormal outgrowth or projection
mortify
to destroy the strength of something or to turn to stone or solidify
sobriety
temperance or moderation
profusion
abundance or extravagance
ermine
white weasel fur
pelisses
fur outergarments
rubicon
point of no return
girdling
to encircle as if with a girdle
verdure
the greenness of growing vegetation
beck
mountain stream
holm
a small inland or inshore island
turbid
thick or opaque with or as if with roiled sediment
sumptuously
extremely extravagantly or costly
virulence
extreme bitterness or malignity of temper
dissipated
to be extravagant or or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure
repined
to be discontented or dissatisfied
event
the final outcome of legal action
boudoir
a woman's dressing room
fastidious
scornful, having high expectations
unimpeachable
not liable to accusation
salient
prominent
preternatural
unnatural
conscientious
controlled by morals
solicitude
attentive care and protectiveness
sequestered
to remove into solitude
imbibed
to receive into the mind and retain
fortnight
two weeks
tuition
teaching or instruction
scrape
to accumulate money by small economies
cuirass
armor
tenacious
stubborn or obstinate
mien
air expressing character
fervid
vehement in spirit
alighted
to dismount
inured
accustomed to hardship
antipathies
settled dislikes
effusion
unrestrained expression
sovereign
ruler
approbation
sanctioned or approved
sopoforic
tending to cause sleep; sleep inducing
imputation
an unjust accusation
effluvia
invisible out-flowing particles
prostrate
stretched out with face on the ground in adoration or admission
opprobrium
disgrace, contempt, scorn
heterogeneous
composed of unlike parts; different; diverse
interloper
(n.) one who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder
duplicity
Deliberate deception in speech or conduct
apothecary
An early form of a pharmacist
curacy
The office of a minister (curate)
forlorness
desolate or dreary, unhappy or miserable
capricious
changing one's mind quickly and often
poltroon
A base coward
phrenology
A discredited pseudoscientific theory of the brain that claimed that personality characteristics, moral character, and intelligence could be determined by examining the bumps on a person's skull
physiognomy
Claimed to detect people's personality traits from their facial characteristics ("lowbrow line" meant uncultured or nonintellectual)