35 terms

scarlet letter voc

ludicrous adj
foolish, unreasonable or out of place as to be amusing
extant adj
still in existence
inopportune adj
Coming at a bad time; not appropriate
retribution n.
punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved
exemplary adj.
serving as desirable model
emaciated adj
unnaturally thin
despondent adj
without or almost without hope
orthodox adj
conforming to the approved, adhering to the traditional and established, especially in religion
Sagacity n
ability to make good judgments
Inimical adj
tending to obstruct or harm, not friendly
Solace n
comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness
demerits n
a quality or characteristic deserving blame or censure a fault
Imbue v
inspire or permeate with a feeling of quality
Latent adj.
to lie hidden,to escape notice
Ethereal adj
relating to the regions beyond the Earth, not earthly, spiritual, delicate
Propensity n.
an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way
Austerity n
severity; strictness
Entreaty n
earnest or urgent request
Purport v,n
to have or to give the false impression of being
Sedulous adjj
persistent, showing industry and determination
Propinquity n
the property of being close together
Enigma n
a puzzle, mystery, or riddle
Asperity n
Roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
Pensiveness n
deep serious thoughtfulness
scintillating adj
marked by high spirits or excitement
Machinations n
evil schemes or plots
denizen n
Inure v
cause to accept or become hardened to
treachery, deceitfulness
Recompense v,n
the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
Consternation n
Dismay, confusion
Pathos n
a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
Transitory adj
temporary; lasting a brief time
Repudiate v
refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
antipathy n
a feeling of intense dislike