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Scarlet Letter Ch1-3 vocab Lawrence

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sepulchres
a tomb, grave, or burial place.
ponderous
having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
physiogomies
A persons facial features for expression
scourged
whipped
behoof
advantage
ignominy
a state of dishonor
rheumatic
a person suffering with rheumatism
pillory
a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the neck and hands
mien
dignified manner or conduct
contumely
a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
cloister
a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
intervolutions
intertwining coils, To roll, wind, or involve, one within another, intertwining coils
eminence
high rank