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Cask of Amontillado Vocabulary

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harken
to listen or pay attention
immolation
to kill or offer as a sacrifice
connoisseur
an expert, especially in the fine arts
accost
to approach and speak to as with a demand or request
amontillado
a pale, dry, Spanish wine
afflict
to cause grievous physical or mental suffering to
palazzo
a large, splendid residence or public building, such as a palace or museum
abscond
to leave quickly and secretly hide oneself
flambeaux
a lighted torch
catacombs
an underground cemetery consisting of chambers or tunnels with recesses for graves
rheum
a watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose
grotesque
bizarre, repulsive in appearance (harsh, gross, horrific)
gesticulation
an excited motion or gesture
cask
a container made and shaped like a barrel, especially one for holding liquids
niche
an indentation in a wall especially for a statue
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