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11 terms

Scarlet Letter List 9

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mollify
v. to placate; calm
alloy
v. or n. to combine metals, usually lowering the value by adding a cheaper metal
multitudinous
adj. very numerous; consisting of many parts; crowded
vicissitude
n. a change or variation
irrefragable
adj. incapable of being refuted; indisputable
importunately
adv. asking or questioning in an insistent manner; troublesomely or annoyingly
obeisance
n. a physical gesture expressing respect or reverence. an attitude expressing such respect
pithy
adj. precisely meaningful; cogent and terse
dissolute
adj. lacking in moral restraint; loose
potentate
n. one with power to lead or dominate overe others; monarch
gratuitous
adj. given without return or recompense; unearned. unecessary or unwarranted; unjustified. given without cost or obligation; free