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British Lit Vocab #2

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absolution
a remission of sins as pronounced by a priest
allusion
an implied o indirect reference to a piece of literature or historic event
apothecary
one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes
avouches
to declare as a matter of fact
capital
a stock of accumulated goods
commission
a formal warrant granting rank or power
derision
the use of ridicule or scorn to show contempt
garnished
the addition of decoration or savory touches
hoary
extremely old
maxim
a general truth, rule of conduct
pallor
deficiency of color in the face
pilgrim
one who journeys in foreign lands
prating
to talk long and idly
prevarication
to deviate from the truth
sanguine
having a temperament held by sturdiness, high color, and cheerfulness
satirize
to utter or write sarcastically
solicitous
full of concern or fears
stringent
tight, constricted
tale
story
timorous
of a timid disposition