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30 terms

The Scarlet Letter, 31 - 60

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Dearth
a lack, a scarcity///paucity
Decorousness
proper behavior
Decorum
appropriate conduct, correct, and proper behavior
Deleterious
harmful; dangerous; ingurious///baneful, detrimental, noxious, pemicious
Depravity
moral corruption, a wicked or perverse act///abasement, corruption, debasement, debauchery, perversion
Derision
scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
Despondency
depression, dejection
Despotic
ruling oppressively and absolutely; tyrannical
Discern
to differentiate between two or more things
Duplicity
double-dealing, hypocrisy
Edifice
a very large building
Effervescent
showing high spirits
Endow
to provide with income or property, to supply with a talent or quality
Enmity
absolute hatred///animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, hostility, rancor
Entreaty
a plea, an earnest request///adjuration, appeal, suit, importunity, supplication
Enumerate
to count one by one
Erudite
scholarly
Esoteric
understood only by a small group or a select few
Estrange
to alienate, to separate///disaffect, wean
Ethereal
heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible
Eulogy
praise or tribute///encomium, panegyric, tribute
Evanescent
fleeting; impermanent///ephemeral, fugitive, transient, transitory
Exigent
urgent, requiring immediate attention
Expiate
to atone or to make ammends for a sin or a crime
Extant
still in existence
Fervent
ardent, showing great emotion, impassioned///fervid, passionate, perfervid
Florid
flowery, flushed with color
Foliage
leaves of a plant, leafage
Forebearance
patience, lenience
Foreboding
premonition of evil, an ominous omen///prediction, portent, presentiment