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25 terms

scarlet letter vocab 6

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profound
deep, having intellectual depth
bestow
to apply or devote time or effort
scrutiny
careful observation
tempestuous
stormy, raging, furious
peril
danger
expostulation
an expression of opposition, reasoning
impel
to urge forward as if driven by a strong moral pressure
vengeance
punishment inflicted in retaliation
sage
a very wise person
feign
to pretend or fake
kindle
to set fire to or ignite
inquest
investigation
retribution
something which is justly deserved
contrive
to devise, plan, or manage
appall
to overcome with shock or dismay
enjoin
to urge, order, command
morbid
abnormally terrible and gloomy
vigor
physical or mental energy
sustain
endure, undergo, to support, uphold
tinge
a slight shade of color, stain, odor or taste
purge
to cleanse or free from impurities
obscure
not well known
inscrutable
impossible to see or understand fully
martyrdom
death due to one's beliefs
emigrant
a person from another country or land