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The Scarlet Letter Vocab Set 1

set 1 Scarlet Letter vocab
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Ponderous
very dull, boring ; Heavy Burden
Unsightly
unpleasant to look at
Malefactress
Female who violates the law
Grisly
something which causes a feeling of disgust
Transfigured
changed the appearance of; metamorphosed
Illustrious
famous or renowned
Purport
the intended meaning of a communication
Ignominious
disgraceful and dishonorable
Plaintive
expressing sorrow
Requital
Retaliation for a wrongdoing
Pomp
splendor and magnificence
Diffusion
A prolixity of speech
Morbid
Gruesome or Grotesque
Sportive
Playful or frolicsome
Inviolable
secure from corruption, attack, or violation; unassailable
Caprice
An unpredictable change
Dauntless
To avoid intimidation
Burnished
To polish or engrave
Adduced
To bring forward an argument
Depravity
To deprive of
Unsavory
Tasteless
Deportment
one's conduct, behavior, or manner
Vindicate
To justify ; To clear of accusation
Abhorrence
A feeling of utter loathing
Attiring
To dress for a special occasion